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noun
an accounting system indicating the cost of items involved in production.
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Also called, especially British, costing [kaws-ting, kos-] /ˈkɔs tɪŋ, ˈkɒs-/ .

Origin of cost accounting

First recorded in 1910–15

OTHER WORDS FROM cost accounting

cost accountant, noun

Words nearby cost accounting

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British Dictionary definitions for cost accounting

cost accounting

noun
the recording and controlling of all the expenditures of an enterprise in order to facilitate control of separate activitiesAlso called: management accounting

Derived forms of cost accounting

cost accountant, noun
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