Definition of Operating cost

1. Noun. The expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes.

Exact synonyms: Budget Items, Operating Expense, Overhead
Generic synonyms: Disbursal, Disbursement, Expense
Category relationships: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Group relationships: Operating Budget

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Operating Cost

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operating budget
operating capability
operating capital
operating concept
operating cost (current term)
operating cycle
operating expense
operating expenses
operating instructions
operating loss
operating losses
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operating procedure
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Literary usage of Operating cost

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"6.00 Total annual operating cost. 1000 hours lighting 7.63 Average MSC under service conditions, holophane reflector .. 30 Total operating cost per MSC hour ..."

2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"We must also distinguish the actual operating cost from the cost of corruption, ... —Railway figures of operating cost. Cost of one. No. during ynr. ..."

3. Financial Engineering: A Text for Consulting, Managing and Designing by Otto Berger Goldman (1920)
"In the past we have assumed that the operating cost per hph was a constant. ... So also within any large plant, the unit operating cost at full load will be ..."

4. Annual Report (1905)
"»2877 99 Freight service : 8633 97 Grand total oi>erating expense* »11511 69 operating cost. 79.2H per cent, of earnings (including taxes on all pro]>erty ..."

5. Railroad Valuation by Homer Bews Vanderblue (1917)
"Depreciation as an operating cost, 117. The depreciation reserve not a fund for replacements, 117. — The permanent depreciation reserve, 119. ..."

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