from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Economical in terms of the goods or services received for the money spent.
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- adj. Returning a benefit that justifies the initial investment; economical.
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- adj. productive relative to the cost
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It is assumed that business, by virtue of the fiercely competitive marketplace in which it operates, understands the notion of cost-effective changes in providing profitable goods and services.
Rep. Dan Lungren R-Calif., chairman of the Committee on House Administration, announced last month that the program would be suspended indefinitely, contending that "it is neither cost-effective nor energy-efficient."
Either motorists should be able to keep the money, or it should at least go to more cost-effective uses.
"Rather than a complicated route to purchase, now we're using a seamless subscription scheme, and a cost-effective price point," said Julia Schulhof , director of emerging platforms for Hachette.
The increases, as we've observed, have affected handloading components as well as loaded ammunition, though it's obviously still more practical and cost-effective to handload.
The retrieved metals can be certainly recycled, but these are jacketed bullets and mixed metals; it's cost-effective only when dealing with a large volume.
U.S. companies will shift their low-cost manufacturing operations from China to other more cost-effective countries, forsaking the United States and its high-priced workforce.
Oxfam believes that by investing now in earlier and more cost-effective actions, vulnerable populations can be protected from the worst impacts of the coming crisis at a much lower cost than if we waited.
The New York City Harm Reduction Coalition, in a press release, said, "extensive research demonstrates that syringe exchange is a highly successful, cost-effective intervention that reduces HIV transmission among injection drug users."
Simply put, implementation of the CAA will help level the playing field for various generation technologies and allowing markets to choose the most cost-effective solutions.