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indirect cost

a business cost that is not directly accountable to a particular function or product; a fixed cost, as a land tax or the like.
Origin of indirect cost
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The indirect cost to society of the wretchedness and crime that result from intemperance is vastly greater.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • It is eating up citizens the State has had the expense of educating, and very often the indirect cost of rearing.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells

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