direct cost

noun
variants: or less commonly direct charge

Definition of direct cost

: a cost that may be computed and identified directly with a product, function, or activity and that usually involves expenditures for raw materials and direct labor and sometimes specific and identifiable items of overhead contrasted with indirect cost

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“Direct cost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/direct%20cost. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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