cost-benefit

adjective
cost-ben·e·fit | \ ˈkȯs(t)-ˈbe-nə-ˌfit \

Definition of cost-benefit 

: 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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1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cost-benefit was in 1942

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cost-benefit

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English Language Learners Definition of cost-benefit

business : of or relating to the study of how much money a company earns compared to how much money it spends

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