ANNUALIZE Definition

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ANNUALIZE is a statistical technique whereby figures covering a period of less than one year are extended to cover a 12-month period. The technique, to be accurate, must take seasonal variations into consideration.

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CASH IN TRANSIT is cash being transferred from one business to another or between two parts of the same business. If it is not recorded as an asset in either an adjusting entry may be necessary.

AVOIDABLE COST is the amount of expense that would not occur if a particular decision were to be implemented (e.g., if an employee is laid off at a company that is self-insured for unemployment compensation, the avoidable cost is total direct salary less payments for unemployment benefits plus savings in employee benefits).

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