overhead charges

Overhead charges

O"ver*head" charges\, expenses \expenses\, etc. (Accounting) Those general charges or expenses in any business which cannot be charged up as belonging exclusively to any particular part of the work or product, as where different kinds of goods are made, or where there are different departments in a business; -- called also fixed, establishment, or (in a manufacturing business) administration, selling, and distribution, charges, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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