prime cost


noun

that part of the cost of a commodity deriving from the labor and materials directly utilized in its manufacture.

Nearby words

  1. primatical,
  2. primatology,
  3. primavera,
  4. primaveral,
  5. prime,
  6. prime field,
  7. prime focus,
  8. prime ideal,
  9. prime interest rate,
  10. prime meridian

Origin of prime cost

First recorded in 1710–20

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British Dictionary definitions for prime cost

prime cost

noun

the portion of the cost of a commodity that varies directly with the amount of it produced, principally comprising materials and labourAlso called: variable cost Compare overheads
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