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fixed charge

noun
1.
an expense that cannot be modified.
2.
a periodic obligation, as taxes, interest on bonds, etc.
3.
fixed charges, such charges as depreciation, rent, interest, etc., arising out of the maintenance of fixed assets.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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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

noun
1.
an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent
2.
a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company
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