marginal cost of production
marginal cost marginal cost, marginal cost of production marginal cost of production . (Economics) The increase in total cost of production as a result of producing one more unit of output; since certain ovrhead costs are fixed, the marginal cost is almost aways less than the total per-unit cost of production averaged over all units produced.

Syn: incremental cost, differential cost. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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