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 accountingcost accountant, noun
Words nearby cost accounting
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British Dictionary definitions for cost accounting
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 accountingcost accountant, noun
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