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Were it not for the law of diminishing returns, a single farmer could produce all the corn required in the world, merely by acquiring all of the available nitrogen fertilizer and applying it to his or her farm.
Clearly, the law of diminishing returns is setting in somewhere.
The TV lawyers are eating each other up, and the law of diminishing returns is kicking in.
Related to Creative Suite, Hilal believes the challenges are two-fold: first, it is suffering from the law of diminishing returns, whereby there is less reason to upgrade with each successive release (and a model based mostly on unit sales exacerbates this); and second, new standards, specifically HTML5, will lessen the relevance of Flash and ultimately of CS.
He has to be aware of the law of diminishing returns.
As a result, further expansion is likely to be affected by the law of diminishing returns, and stated expansion targets such as the EU's 20 per cent renewables target by 2020, look difficult to achieve.
In a perfect illustration of the law of diminishing returns, the protagonists of this series have become caricatures of their original, sharply delineated selves, and the serial-killer-cum-stalker plot, once fresh and exciting, is now formulaic and stale.
The Law of Diminishing Returns also plays a role in reducing Societal Variance by lowering the ability for Technological Wherewithal to generate more Affordable Choices (fig.
Consider the law of diminishing returns in cinema, where sequels that improve on the original are famously limited to The Godfather Part II, Aliens and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Unfortunately, in almost all cases, the law of diminishing returns applied.
Bonds has 747 home runs, eight short of Henry Aaron's record of 755, and the law of diminishing returns has been wreaking havoc on the Giants slugger's pursuit of the all-time mark.
No marketing venture ever reaches the full limit of the market for its product because the law of diminishing returns prohibits the grossly disproportionate expenditures necessary to reach customers on the outside fringe of a product's market.