sunk cost - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sunk cost”

sunk cost

noun [C, usually plural]
 
 
ACCOUNTING
money that a company has already spent or invested in a particular project, etc. and that it cannot get back: Most investment expenditures are largely irreversible - sunk costs that cannot be recovered if market conditions turn out to be worse than expected.
(Definition of sunk cost from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sunk cost?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “sunk cost”

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More