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direct cost

noun [C]
 
 
( also direct expense, also first cost, also prime cost)
ACCOUNTING the cost of the materials and the workers that are involved when a company makes a particular product or provides a particular service: Direct costs do not include rent or liability insurance. →  Compare indirect cost
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