operating cost Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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operating costnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   ACCOUNTING
(also operating expense) a ​costrelating to ​producing a company's ​goods or ​services: cut/increase/reduce operating costs The ​companyplans to ​cutoperatingcosts by £1.2bn a ​year. Operating ​costs for ​marketing were ​incorporated into ​overallsalesfigures.
a ​cost involved in using a ​machine, ​piece of ​equipment, ​building, etc.: high/low operating costs The floodlight uses one of the most common lamp ​series in use, for greater ​availability at ​loweroperatingcosts.
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