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diseconomy Syllabification: dis·e·con·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌdisiˈkänəmē/

Definition of diseconomy in English:

noun (plural diseconomies)

An economic disadvantage such as an increase in cost arising from an increase in the size of an organization: in an ideal world, these diseconomies of scale would be minimized
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  • Benefits of these sorts are identifiable more generally as agglomeration economies, although in certain cases, agglomeration diseconomies can also appear as regions grow in size.
  • The actual regional growth rates will therefore depend on the extent to which agglomeration economies or diseconomies are operative.
  • This can actually increase average costs resulting in diseconomies of scale.
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