how to pronounce inefficiency


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inefficiency is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of inefficiency in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but its inefficiency and lack of …”

meanings of inefficiency


  1. Lack of efficiency or effectiveness.

inefficiency frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word inefficiency occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics inefficiency can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that inefficiency can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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