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real costnoun [C]

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FINANCE the ​cost of ​producinggoods 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 ​reportissued by the Department of Trade and Industry said that the ​figuresunderestimated the ​realcost of the ​carbonemissionstradingscheme.
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