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ABNORMAL SPOILAGE Definition
ABNORMAL SPOILAGE is spoilage that is not part of everyday operations. It occurs for reasons such as the following: out-of-control manufacturing processes, unusual machine breakdowns, and unexpected electrical outages that result in a number of spoiled units. Some abnormal spoilage is considered avoidable; that is, if managers monitor processes and maintain machinery appropriately, little spoilage will occur. To highlight these types of problems so that they can be monitored, abnormal spoilage is recorded in a Loss from Abnormal Spoilage Account in the general ledger and is not included in the job costing inventory accounts (work in process, finished goods, and cost of goods sold).
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ACTIVE MANAGEMENT, in securities, is the trading of securities to take advantage of market opportunities as they occur, in contrast to a buy-and-hold strategy.
MODIFIED INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN is the rate of return which equates the initial investment with the terminal value, where the terminal value is the future value of the cash inflows compounded at the required rate of return (the opportunity cost of capital).