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Economical in terms of the goods or services received for the money spent.

cost′-ef·fec′tive·ly adv.
cost′-ef·fec′tive·ness n.


1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) in a cost-effective way; efficiently
2. (Commerce) in a cost-effective way; efficiently
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