variable cost

variable cost
variable cost - A cost element that varies directly with the amount of product or service produced by an activity or cost. Variable costs go to zero if the activity stops. (Also see fixed cost)

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  • Variable cost — Decomposing Total Costs as Fixed Costs plus Variable Costs. Variable costs are expenses that change in proportion to the activity of a business.[1] Variable cost is the sum of marginal costs over all units produced. It can also be considered… …   Wikipedia

  • Variable cost — A cost that is directly proportional to the volume of output produced. When production is zero, the variable cost is equal to zero. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * variable cost variable cost ➔ cost1 * * * variable cost UK US noun [C] …   Financial and business terms

  • variable cost — A cost that is directly proportional to the volume of output produced. When production is zero, the variable cost is equal to zero. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * variable cost variable cost ➔ cost1 * * * variable cost UK US noun [C]… …   Financial and business terms

  • variable cost — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms variable cost : singular variable cost plural variable costs business a cost that changes according to how much of a product is made …   English dictionary

  • variable cost — kintamosios sąnaudos statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Sąnaudos, kurios tiesiogiai kinta dėl gamybos apimties ar pagamintos produkcijos kiekio. atitikmenys: angl. variable cost šaltinis NATO mokymų ir pratybų finansavimo terminų žodynas AAP… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Variable Cost Ratio — Variable costs expressed as a percentage of sales. The variable cost ratio compares costs, which fluctuate depending on production levels, to the revenues made on those products. This ratio relates the specific costs to the revenues they generate …   Investment dictionary

  • Variable Cost-Plus Pricing — A pricing method in which the selling price is established by adding a markup to total variable costs. The expectation is that the markup will contribute to meeting all or a part of fixed costs, and generate some level of profit. Variable cost… …   Investment dictionary

  • variable cost ratio — The ratio of variable cost to sales revenue, expressed as a percentage …   Accounting dictionary

  • variable cost ratio — The ratio of variable cost to sales revenue, expressed as a percentage …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Variable Cost — A corporate expense that varies with production output. Variable costs are those costs that vary depending on a company s production volume; they rise as production increases and fall as production decreases. Variable costs differ from fixed… …   Investment dictionary

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