One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A consequence of an industrial or commercial activity which affects other parties without this being reflected in market prices, such as the pollination of surrounding crops by bees kept for honey.
consequence, result, upshot, outcome, out-turn, effect, repercussion, reverberations, sequel, product, by-product, spin-off, conclusion, end, end resultView synonyms
- ‘In contrast, standards and network externalities do not affect biotechnology industry dynamics.’
- ‘The first is to address negative externalities that aren't reflected in market prices.’
- ‘But ASI forgets that economic activity produces externalities; real costs to third parties.’
- ‘Network externalities occur when markets characterized by network effects fail to allocate resources properly.’
- ‘Governments can set water prices but this will only achieve efficient prices if the environmental externalities can be measured accurately.’
mass noun The fact of existing outside the perceiving subject.
- ‘Moreover, a theoretical link has been established between externality and the etiology of depression.’
- ‘This fracturing of the sovereign self signals the demise of that spectacular and unique persona and the displacement of regal externality by what Francis Barker has called ‘an interior subjectivity.’’
- ‘Furthermore, Bourdieu speaks of habitus, a social space and a disposition to act in certain ways, which is the result of the internalization of externality and the externalization of interiority.’
- ‘It is desire that opens up the moment of externality, or the reaching beyond the limits of the subject.’
- ‘And there is a particular kind of negative externality.’
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