Costliness

  • 1 Costliness — Cost li*ness ( l? n?s), n. The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 costliness — index expense (cost), expense (sacrifice) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 costliness — costly ► ADJECTIVE (costier, costiest) 1) expensive. 2) causing suffering, loss, or disadvantage: a costly mistake. DERIVATIVES costliness noun …

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  • 4 costliness — noun see costly …

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  • 5 costliness — See costly. * * * …

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  • 6 costliness — noun The characteristic of being costly …

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  • 7 costliness — cost·li·ness || kÉ’stlɪnɪs n. expensiveness, quality of being highly priced …

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  • 8 costliness — cost·li·ness …

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  • 9 costliness — noun the quality possessed by something with a great price or value • Syn: ↑dearness, ↑preciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precious (for: ↑preciousness), ↑dear (for: ↑ …

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  • 10 costly — costliness, n. /kawst lee, kost /, adj., costlier, costliest. 1. costing much; expensive; high in price: a costly emerald bracelet; costly medical care. 2. resulting in great expense: The upkeep of such a large house is costly. 3. resulting in… …

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  • 11 Complexity, Problem Solving, and Sustainable Societies — is a paper on energy economics by Joseph Tainter from 1996. Contents 1 Focus 1.1 Attempts 1.2 Requirement of knowledge 2 See …

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  • 12 Metalwork —     Metalwork in the Service of the Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Metalwork in the Service of the Church          From the earliest days the Church has employed utensils and vessels of metal in its liturgical ceremonies …

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  • 13 expense — ex·pense 1 n: financial burden or outlay; specif: an item of business outlay chargeable against revenue for a specific period busi·ness expense: an expense made in furtherance of one s business esp. as part of the cost of operating a business in… …

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  • 14 dearness — noun the quality possessed by something with a great price or value • Syn: ↑costliness, ↑preciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precious (for: ↑preciousness), ↑dear, ↑costly …

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  • 15 preciousness — noun 1. the quality possessed by something with a great price or value • Syn: ↑costliness, ↑dearness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precious, ↑dear (for: ↑dearness), ↑costly …

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  • 16 Dearness — Dear ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being dear; costliness; excess of price. [1913 Webster] The dearness of corn. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness. [1913 Webster] The dearness of friendship. Bacon. [1913… …

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  • 17 Preciousness — Pre cious*ness, n. The quality or state of being precious; costliness; dearness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 Sumptuosity — Sump tu*os i*ty, n. [L. sumptuositas: cf. F. somptuosit[ e].] Expensiveness; costliness; sumptuousness. [R.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 costly — adjective (costlier; est) Date: 14th century 1. a. commanding a high price especially because of intrinsic worth < costly gems > b. rich, splendid 2. made or done at heavy …

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  • 20 Natural monopoly — A monopoly describes a situation where all (or most) sales in a market are undertaken by a single firm. A natural monopoly by contrast is a condition on the cost technology of an industry whereby it is most efficient (involving the lowest long… …

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