the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything: the high cost of a good meal.
an outlay or expenditure of money, time, labor, trouble, etc.: What will the cost be to me?
a sacrifice, loss, or penalty: to work at the cost of one's health.
(USED WITH OBJECT) [COST, COST·ED; COST·ING.]
to require the payment of (money or something else of value) in an exchange: That camera cost $200.
to result in or entail the loss of: Carelessness costs lives.
In production, research, retail, and accounting, a cost is the value of money that
has been used up to produce something, and hence is not available for use ...
Definition of cost: An amount that has to be paid or given up in order to get
something. In business, cost is usually a monetary valuation of (1) effort, (2)
Definition: In business and accounting, cost is the monetary value spent by a
company to produce a product. It does not include profit mark-up.
the price of something : the amount of money that is needed to pay for or buy
something. : an amount of money that must be spent regularly to pay for
For example, cost accounting is used to compute the unit cost of a manufacturer's
products in order to report the cost of inventory on its balance sheet and the ...
Definition of cost: The total money, time and resources associated with a
purchase or activity.
Cost management is the process of planning and controlling the budget of a
business. Cost management, also called cost accounting, is a form of
An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price. 2. The
expenditure of something, such as time or labor, necessary for the attainment of a