cost-effective UK US /ˌkɒstɪˈfektiv/ adjective (also cost-efficient)
cost-effective methods or processes bring the greatest possible advantage or profit when the amount that is spent is considered: »

In many cases outsourcing jobs has been shown to be not cost-effective.


cost-effective measures/plans/programmes

cost-effectiveness noun [U] (also cost efficiency)

We need to determine the cost-effectiveness of these emerging technologies.

cost-effectively adverb

How do you promote and sell your product cost-effectively?

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • cost-effectiveness — cost effective UK US /ˌkɒstɪˈfektiv/ adjective (also cost efficient) ► cost effective methods or processes bring the greatest possible advantage or profit when the amount that is spent is considered: »In many cases outsourcing jobs has been shown …   Financial and business terms

  • effectively — UK US /ɪˈfektɪvli/ adverb ► in a way that successfully achieves the result that you want: »Staff must be given enough training and development to be able to do their jobs effectively. ► used when you are describing what is actually true, although …   Financial and business terms

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  • cost-effective — ADJ GRADED Something that is cost effective saves or makes a lot of money in comparison with the costs involved. The bank must be run in a cost effective way. Syn: economical Derived words: cost effectively ADV GRADED ADV after v The management… …   English dictionary

  • cost-effective — adjective effective or productive in relation to its cost. Derivatives cost effectively adverb cost effectiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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