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: of, relating to, being, or resembling economic analysis that assigns a numerical value to the cost-effectiveness of an operation, procedure, or program

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ˈcost-benefit [cost-benefit cost-benefits] noun uncountable (economics)
the relationship between the cost of doing sth and the value of the benefit that results from it

cost-benefit analysis

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