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English definition of “cost breakdown”

cost breakdown

noun [C or U]    
ACCOUNTING the process of dividing the cost of something into the different parts that make up the total amount , according to who is doing the work , what materials are needed , etc.: This is a detailed cost breakdown of the costs involved in building a house .
(Definition of cost breakdown noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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