running costs

running costs
running costs plural noun
The costs of materials and labour, etc required for the normal operation of a machine, office or business company
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running costs UK US noun [plural]
the money that you spend regularly to operate a machine or to manage a business or service
Thesaurus: prices and costssynonym types of prices and describing prices and costshyponym

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  • running costs — n [plural] the amount of money needed to operate an organization, system, machine etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • running costs — noun (plural) the amount of money that is needed to operate an organization, system etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • running costs — The expenditure incurred in order to carry out the operations of a fixed asset. Examples are power, maintenance, and consumable materials for a machine or fuel, oil, tyres, and servicing for motor vehicles …   Accounting dictionary

  • running costs — The expenditure incurred in order to carry out the operations of a fixed asset. Examples are power, maintenance, and consumable materials for a machine or fuel, oil, tyres, and servicing for motor vehicles …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • running costs — UK / US noun [plural] the money that you spend regularly to operate a machine or to manage a business or service …   English dictionary

  • ˈrunning ˌcosts — noun [plural] the money that you spend regularly in order to operate a machine or service …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • running costs — / rʌnɪŋ kɒsts/ plural noun money spent on the day to day cost of keeping a business going …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • running — [run′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that runs (in various senses); racing, managing, proceeding, etc. 2. the condition of a track with reference to its use in a race 3. a) that which runs, or flows b) the amount or quantity that runs adj …   English World dictionary

  • running cost — ➔ cost1 * * * running cost UK US noun [C, usually plural] ► the money you need to spend regularly to keep a system or organization working: »With lower running costs many companies have healthy balance sheets …   Financial and business terms

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