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diminishing returnsnoun [plural]

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The ​law of ​diminishingreturns refers to a ​situation in which a ​smallerresult is ​achieved for an ​increasingamount of ​effort.
(Definition of diminishing returns from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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diminishing returnsnoun [plural]

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ECONOMICS a ​situation in which less and less is ​achieved despite the use of ​increasingamounts of ​effort or ​money: As ​diminishingreturns set in on any given ​marketingtactic, ​revenues will ​exceedcosts by less and less.
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