diminishing marginal returns

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The economic theory, supported by empirical evidence, that as the amount of any one input is increased, holding all other inputs constant, the amount that output increases for each additional unit of the expanding input will generally decrease.

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Our diminishing marginal returns were very high and I was hoping that everything would be okay for our company in the future.

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The diminishing marginal returns we experienced could be directly sourced to the nature of the business as our market was saturated.

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They didn't want to increase the output too much, because they were afraid of creating a scenario that would result in diminishing marginal returns.

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