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indirect cost

noun
1.
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
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • When the indirect costs are also considered, the balance of loss becomes incalculably greater.

    The Great Illusion Norman Angell
British Dictionary definitions for indirect costs

indirect costs

plural noun
1.
another name for overheads
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