a predetermined cost of material, labor, etc., based on specifications prepared from time-and-motion studies, accounting records, and the like.
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Compare actual cost.
Origin of standard cost
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for standard cost
accounting the predetermined budgeted cost of a regular manufacturing process against which actual costs are compared
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