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inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

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wasteful of resources

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A study of 30 hospitals in Zambia found that about 40% of the hospitals assessed were uneconomically large and a similar proportion were inefficiently small; for the latter, an increase in bed number would be an efficient spend.
The BGS report gave us thermal conductivity figures for various rocks and other data to allow a computer modelling of the process, but as I said in my letter to The Journal (Voice of the North, December 22, 2006), the few trial reports available suggest that the transfer of heat from the underlying rocks to the water being pumped down the well pipe, will be uneconomically slow.
12,802,392 was incurred by the missions uneconomically on hiring of residences for the officials posted in their respective countries during 1995-97.
The code tells you what maintenance level can determine when an item is unserviceable or uneconomically reparable, and who can condemn or dispose of the item.
South would therefore have to endure short term economic burden of building an uneconomically feasible pipeline so that it realizes the benefits of stable oil export.
It is good for government to set prices high enough to ensure that small uneconomically viable projects will be built.
Under this view, the financially distressed small business is uneconomically consuming scarce resources.
Dylan may have felt its wit was obscured by time, or simply that this stanza uneconomically extended a narrative already essentially complete.
The re-use of manure could be one way of creating edible protein from waste material which is often disposed of uneconomically and also creates a nuisance.
I know when I'm driving uneconomically by the number of visits I make to the petrol station.
If the actual costs are higher than the calculated costs, the companies produce uneconomically.
This definition of fair wages suggests that unfair wages are attributable to two reasons: (1) labour allocation not being optimal--that is, the labour force being uneconomically overcrowded in a certain place or occupation--and (2) workers being paid less than they really deserve relative to the wages of other similar workers in a different trade--in Pigou's term, 'exploited'.
According to Carl von Clausewitz, "If a segment of one's force is located where it is not sufficiently busy with the enemy, or if troops are on the march--that is, idle--while the enemy is fighting, then these forces are being managed uneconomically.
Honda announced a new 'Earthdream' public relations assault earlier this year, seemingly unaware that the positivity of their new green colour scheme was more than negated by the fact their entire raison d'etre encourages people to get into cars and drive them quickly and uneconomically.