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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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  • 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
another name for overheads
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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