fixed cost

noun
a cost unvarying with a change in the volume of business (distinguished from variable cost ).
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fixed costs
 
pl n
1.  another name for overheads
2.  costs that do not vary with output

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Main Entry:  fixed costs
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  business expenses that are constant for a company no matter what the production level is, e.g. rent
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Example sentences
Online education is characterized by extremely low fixed costs and low marginal
  costs.
Many of them cannot raise tuition without reducing demand and thus their
  ability to spread their fixed costs.
Plus, in a business with high fixed costs and low variable costs, what matters
  is that enough people pay.
The flat fee model allows you to have a much lower effective per minute rate
  since the fixed costs are automatically covered.
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