indirect cost

Definition

The cost not directly attributable to the manufacturing of a product. opposite of direct cost.

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You must always be ready to pay for any indirect cost that will come with any major purchase you make.

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The indirect cost was what made it too expensive for me and I decided to abandon ship and not go through with it at all.

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By the time the new toy airplanes were manufactured, Jacob realized that he had grossly underestimated the indirect cost of producing them.

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