standard cost


standard cost
noun
: a predetermined cost based on cost factors assumed to be normal with which a correlated historical cost is compared — compare actual cost

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a predetermined cost of material, labor, etc., based on specifications prepared from time-and-motion studies, accounting records, and the like. Cf. actual cost.
[1930-35]

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standard cost noun
An estimated cost of a manufacturing process, etc against which the actual cost is assessed
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