Overhead expenses
Overhead charges O`ver*head" char"ges, Overhead expenses O`ver*head" expenses, etc. (Accounting) Those general charges or expenses in any business which cannot be charged up as belonging exclusively to any particular part of the work or product, as where different kinds of goods are made, or where there are different departments in a business; -- called also {fixed charges}, {establishment charges}, or (in a manufacturing business) {administration charges}, {selling charges}, and {distribution charges}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • overhead expenses — Same as overhead …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • overhead expenses — general costs associated with running a business (i.e. rent, heating, taxes, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loading of overhead expenses — charging of a business overhead costs to different accounts (such as rental costs vs. production costs) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overhead — over·head / ō vər ˌhed/ n: business expenses (as rent or insurance) not chargeable to a particular part of the work or product Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. overhead …   Law dictionary

  • Overhead charges — O ver*head char ges, Overhead expenses O ver*head expenses, etc. (Accounting) Those general charges or expenses in any business which cannot be charged up as belonging exclusively to any particular part of the work or product, as where different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overhead — o ver*head , n. 1. same as {overhead expenses}. [PJC] 2. A compartment on a train, bus, or airplane used for storage of luggage or accessory equipment; called also overhead compartment. [PJC] 3. (Sports) A stroke with a racket in which the ball… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overhead (business) — In business, overhead or overhead expense refers to an ongoing expense of operating a business (also known as Operating Expenses rent, gas/electricity, wages etc.). The term overhead is usually used to group expenses that are necessary to the… …   Wikipedia

  • overhead — adv. /oh veuhr hed /; adj., n. /oh veuhr hed /, adv. 1. over one s head; aloft; up in the air or sky, esp. near the zenith: There was a cloud overhead. 2. so as to be completely submerged or deeply involved: to plunge overhead in water; to sink… …   Universalium

  • overhead — adv., adj., & n. adv. 1 above one s head. 2 in the sky or in the storey above. adj. 1 (of a driving mechanism etc.) above the object driven. 2 (of expenses) arising from general running costs, as distinct from particular business transactions. n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overhead (engineering) — In engineering, some methods or components make special demands on the system. The extra design features necessary to accommodate these demands are called overhead. Expenses not directly related to the production and sale of a product. For… …   Wikipedia

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