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English definition of “indirect cost”

indirect cost

noun [C]     (also indirect expense)
ACCOUNTING the cost of something that is not directly involved in making a particular product or providing a particular service, for example the cost of renting a building or of training staff: The grant also includes money for indirect costs, such as building space and utility bills.
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