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bill of quantities

noun [C]
 
 
( plural bills of quantities) ( abbreviation BOQ, abbreviation BQ, also bill of materials)
PROPERTY a document showing a list of everything needed to build something and how much each item will cost: Some builders retain the bill of quantities as the basis of agreeing rates.
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