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  • Cost — (k[o^]st; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cost}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Costing}.] [OF. coster, couster, F. co[^u]ter, fr. L. constare to stand at, to cost; con + stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Constant}.] 1. To require to be given, expended, or laid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cost — Cost, n. [OF. cost, F. co[^u]t. See {Cost}, v. t. ] 1. The amount paid, charged, or engaged to be paid, for anything bought or taken in barter; charge; expense; hence, whatever, as labor, self denial, suffering, etc., is requisite to secure… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cost — (k[o^]st; 115), n. [L. costa rib. See {Coast}.] 1. A rib; a side; a region or coast. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] Betwixt the costs of a ship. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) See {Cottise}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cost — This article is about the economic concept. For the scientific organization, see COST. For uses of The Cost , see The Cost (disambiguation). Expenditure redirects here. For personal consumption expenditure, see Consumption (economics). In… …   Wikipedia

  • cost — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something ; price b. the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object 2. loss or penalty incurred especially in gaining something 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cost — Cottise Cot tise (k[o^]t t[i^]s), n. [Cf. F. c[^o]t[ e] side, L. costa rib.] (Her.) A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is used alone it is often called a {cost}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cost-plus pricing — is a pricing method used by companies to maximize their profits. The firms accomplish their objective of profit maximization by increasing their production until marginal revenue equals marginal cost, and then charging a price which is determined …   Wikipedia

  • Cost-benefit analysis — is a term that refers both to:* a formal discipline used to help appraise, or assess, the case for a project or proposal, which itself is a process known as project appraisal; and * an informal approach to making decisions of any kind. Under both …   Wikipedia

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis — (CEA) is a form of economic analysis that compares the relative costs and outcomes (effects) of two or more courses of action. Cost effectiveness analysis is distinct from cost benefit analysis, which assigns a monetary value to the measure of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cost-utility analysis — (CUA) is a form of economic analysis used to guide procurement decisions. The most common and well known application of this analysis is in pharmacoeconomics, especially health technology assessment (HTA).CUA in health economicsIn health… …   Wikipedia

  • Cost of living (disambiguation) — Cost of living may refer to: Cost of living index, an economic measure of the change in cost of living Cost of living, an economic concept The Cost of Living (book), a 1999 book by Arundhati Roy In television Film: Cost of Living (Star Trek: The… …   Wikipedia


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