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inefficiency

in·ef·fi·cien·cy

inefficiency

pronunciation:
In fI shn si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: inefficiencies
definition 1: the state or quality of being inefficient.
antonyms:
efficiency
definition 2: that which is inefficient.
antonyms:
efficiency
Word Parts
The word inefficiency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.