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[kawst-ben-uh-fit, kost-] /ˈkɔstˈbɛn ə fɪt, ˈkɒst-/
of, relating to, or based on a cost-effective analysis.
Origin of cost-benefit
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cost-benefit
  • Our health and well-being are determined by numerous daily cost-benefit calculations.
  • The truth is, no cost-benefit calculus will tell us whether all that money is well spent.
  • Similarly, cost-benefit calculations are generally out-of-court in deciding free-speech cases.
  • We believe the cost-benefit calculations of neither party will be changed without that understanding.
  • The low end of this range is the pure economic cost-benefit optimum.
  • From a cost-benefit approach, individualized vaccination is unfeasible.
  • Now, though, there are signs that the cost-benefit calculation is shifting.
  • Wider investments, however, await a two-year cost-benefit study.
British Dictionary definitions for cost-benefit


denoting or relating to a method of assessing a project that takes into account its costs and its benefits to society as well as the revenue it generates: a cost-benefit analysis, the project was assessed on a cost-benefit basis
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Contemporary definitions for cost-benefit

pertaining to an analysis or study of the actual cost of a project in relation to the potential benefits that will come from it


Cost-benefit analysis tries to determine if a project is economically worthwhile.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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