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English definition of “fixed charge”

fixed charge

noun [C]    
ACCOUNTING a business cost such as rent, interest, and insurance that does not change with the amount of business that a company does: The company's statement of income and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.
a regular amount of money paid for something, that does not change: Consumers and small businesses can gain unlimited Net access by paying a single fixed charge each month.
FINANCE, LAW an arrangement in which a lender has the right to take and sell a particular asset from a borrower if the borrower does not pay the loan back: Fixed charges give banks the legal right to payment from a borrower ahead of all other creditors. → Compare floating charge
(Definition of fixed charge noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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