fixed costs

costs, which are incurred by a business whether it is operating to generate income or not and which do not necessarily increase or decrease as a total volume of production, increases or decreases. Rent, for example, must be paid whether or not any business is accomplished. Glossary of Business Terms

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   Company costs such as interest charges, insurance and rent, which do not vary with the level of production or sales. On the other hand, variable costs, such as raw materials and labour, do change with the level of production or sales.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • fixed costs — n [plural] technical costs, such as rent, that a business has to pay even when it is not producing anything →variable costs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fixed costs — Amounts which, unless the court orders otherwise, are to be allowed in respect of a party s solicitors charges for litigation. Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • fixed costs — noun a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.) • Syn: ↑fixed charge, ↑fixed cost • Hypernyms: ↑charge • Hyponyms: ↑cover charge, ↑cover, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fixed costs — noun a cost of business which does not vary with output or sales; overheads. See Also: variable costs …   Wiktionary

  • Fixed Costs —   The annual costs associated with the ownership of property such as depreciation, taxes, insurance, and the cost of capital …   Energy terms

  • fixed costs — plural noun business costs, such as rent, that are constant whatever the amount of goods produced …   English new terms dictionary

  • fixed costs — noun (plural) technical costs, such as rent, that a business has to pay even when it is not producing anything …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fixed costs — /fɪkst kɒsts/ plural noun business costs which do not change with the quantity of the product made …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • fixed costs — /fɪkst kɒsts/ plural noun business costs which do not change with the quantity of the product made …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • fixed costs — See fixed charges …   Black's law dictionary

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