Definition of variable cost in English:

variable cost

Line breaks: vari|able cost


  • A cost that varies with the level of output.
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    • This drop in variable costs has helped to lift profit margins.
    • The thing that worries us is that VisitScotland has substantial fixed costs and the only area where there are variable costs is in the marketing.
    • Auto suppliers gained longer-term contracts, but paid a stiff price in terms of taking on more fixed costs and a constant struggle to match variable costs to price cuts.

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