cost-benefit
adjective Date: 1963 of, relating to, or being economic analysis that assigns a numerical value to the cost-effectiveness of an operation, procedure, or program

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  • cost-benefit — UK US adjective [before noun] ► ECONOMICS showing the advantages of an action in relation to its cost: »He will apply cost benefit tests to Defense department programs that fund commercial research …   Financial and business terms

  • cost-benefit — cost .benefit n cost benefit analysis/study/approach technical a way of calculating the methods or plans that will bring you the most benefits (=advantages or help) for the smallest cost, especially in business …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cost-benefit — [kôst′ben′ə fit] adj. designating or of an analysis that evaluates the cost effectiveness of a project or policy …   English World dictionary

  • cost-benefit — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, being, or resembling economic analysis that assigns a numerical value to the cost effectiveness of an operation, procedure, or program * * * ˈcost benefit [cost benefit cost benefits] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cost–benefit — adjective relating to or denoting a process that assesses the relation between the cost of an undertaking and the value of the resulting benefits: a cost–benefit analysis …   English new terms dictionary

  • cost-benefit — adj. Cost benefit is used with these nouns: ↑analysis …   Collocations dictionary

  • cost-benefit — cost′ ben′efit adj. bus of, pertaining to, or based on a cost effective analysis • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • cost-benefit — /kawst ben euh fit, kost /, adj. of, pertaining to, or based on a cost effective analysis. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cost–benefit analysis — (CBA), sometimes called benefit–cost analysis (BCA), is a systematic process for calculating and comparing benefits and costs of a project for two purposes: (1) to determine if it is a sound investment (justification/feasibility), (2) to see how… …   Wikipedia

  • Cost-benefit analysis — is a term that refers both to:* a formal discipline used to help appraise, or assess, the case for a project or proposal, which itself is a process known as project appraisal; and * an informal approach to making decisions of any kind. Under both …   Wikipedia

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