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marginal cost

noun, Economics.
the cost of one additional unit of any item produced or bought in quantity.
Origin of marginal cost
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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marginal-cost in Culture

marginal cost definition

The change in total cost of production when an output is varied by one unit.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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