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real cost

noun [C]
 
 
FINANCE the cost of producing goods or services, including the cost of all necessary materials and equipment and the cost of not using these materials and equipment for other activities: Critics of the report issued by the Department of Trade and Industry said that the figures underestimated the real cost of the carbon emissions trading scheme.
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