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diminishing returns

noun as in increases not proportional to more investment

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I think if you keep trying to do things the same way it becomes diminishing returns.

As with any exercise, it can be overdone to the point of diminishing returns and negative health consequences.

The Federal Reserve has continued to support the economy with unprecedented levels of bond-buying but with diminishing returns.

The juggernaut franchise that has made obscene amounts of money may have finally reached the point of diminishing returns.

The duo has replicated this formula with diminishing returns—the last one, Humans After All, being the dud.

In agriculture the law is the opposite one of diminishing returns.

He denied the universal truth, for all stages of cultivation, of the law of diminishing returns from land.

The law of diminishing returns applies to mining as well as to agriculture.

Always the worst time of day, the old man pondered, a process of diminishing returns.

How far the operation of the law of diminishing returns will allow this tendency to proceed we cannot here discuss.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to diminishing returns, such as: going belly up, law of diminishing returns, losings, and losses.

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