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law of diminishing returnsnoun [S]

uk   us   (also law of marginal returns)
ECONOMICS the ​principle that after a ​certainpoint more ​work, ​investment, etc. ​producessmaller and ​smallerimprovements or ​results: None of the ​managers could ​supervise more than 30 ​workers before the ​law of ​diminishingreturns took ​effect.
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