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fixed charge

an expense that cannot be modified.
a periodic obligation, as taxes, interest on bonds, etc.
fixed charges, such charges as depreciation, rent, interest, etc., arising out of the maintenance of fixed assets.
Origin of fixed charge
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fixed charge
  • The monthly fixed charge or meter charge is based on the size of the meter.
  • The fixed charge is the price that all customers pay, regardless of how much water they use.
  • Flat rate: fixed charge that does not vary, regardless of plan size.
  • It is based on a test year using an annual fixed charge methodology.
  • The amount shown on your bill each month for water and sewer includes a fixed charge and a commodity charge.
  • The firm point-to-point rate is based on a test year using an annual fixed charge methodology.
  • The access fee could either be a fixed charge, a percentage markup term or some other combination of charges and fees.
British Dictionary definitions for fixed charge

fixed charge

an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent
a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company
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