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English definition of “set-up cost”

set-up cost

noun [C or U] (also setup cost)    
the amount of money needed to start a business , service , etc.: There are no phone charges or set-up costs for the internet service if you register as a telephone customer .
(Definition of set-up cost noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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