- the costs additional to fixed costs of running a business, that can vary depending on the level of demand and activity. Glossary of Business Terms
* * *A cost which varies with the volume of production or sales, such as the cost of raw materials or packaging. In contrast with fixed costs, such as rent, which stay the same regardless of the volume of production or sales.
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