operating expense

all the expenses normally incurred in running a business, during an accounting period, excluding the cost of goods sold. Glossary of Business Terms

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operating expense UK US noun ACCOUNTING
[C, usually plural] OPERATING COST(Cf. ↑operating cost)
[U] OPERATING EXPENDITURE(Cf. ↑operating expenditure)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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