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uneconomicun‧e‧co‧nom‧ic /ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪk◂, ˌʌnekə- $ -ˈnɑː-/ adjective  1 BBTnot making enough money or profit the closure of uneconomic industries2 BBuneconomical
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uneconomicTo remove water from fermented alcohol on this scale would require quite uneconomic amounts of energy.Workers in uneconomic areas of the economy fought hard to keep their factories and mines open.Now oil has also become uneconomic, forcing N. Ireland's gas undertakings to close.Therefore, the Beeching proposals were quite drastic, although arguably there was no commercial alternative to closing numerous uneconomic lines.Vast subsidies were going to uneconomic nationalized industries and local government was heavily overspending.All of this saves considerable cost without which the production of many foods would be uneconomic or impracticable.The National Coal Board wanted to close some uneconomic pits and their advice was that this could be achieved by local talks.Was it not uneconomic to employ older workers whose apparent competence simply masked inevitably growing incapacity?Previously you had to be part of a quarrelsome, uneconomic unit of orthodoxy known as a church.
From Longman Business Dictionaryuneconomicun‧e‧co‧nom‧ic /ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪk◂, ˌʌnekə--ˈnɑː-/ adjective1not making enough money or profitUneconomic coal mines will have to be closed.Vast subsidies were going to uneconomic nationalized industries.2using too much effort, money, or materialsFirms find it uneconomic to keep opening up and shutting down.
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