Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fixed cost”

fixed cost

noun [C, usually plural]     (also fixed expense, standby cost)
ACCOUNTING a cost such as wages, rent, and interest that does not change in relation to how much a business produces: When you take 2,000 people out of your business you will inevitably have fixed cost reductions.
(Definition of fixed cost noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of fixed cost

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More