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RUNNING TOTAL Definition
RUNNING TOTAL is the sum of any given set of numbers that is incremented/decremented as additional numbers become available over time. For example, a retail store makes sales throughout a time period; the running total is the sum of their sales, including returns/credits, at any given point of time during that time period: day, week, month, quarter, and year.
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DISOUNT FOR LACK OF MARKETABILITY is an amount or percentage deducted from the value of an ownership interest to reflect the relative absence of marketability.
DIRECT EXPENSE is that portion of expense that is directly expended in providing a product or service for sale and is included in the calculation of COST OF GOODS SOLD, e.g. labor and inventory.