PEAK Definition

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PEAK is the period of maximal use or demand or activity; for example, at peak commute hours, street traffic can be unbelievable. See OFF-PEAK.

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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATE is when a company must make assumptions about matters that are "highly uncertain" when the company makes the accounting estimate and either of the following conditions would have a material effect on the company's financial condition, changes in financial condition or results of operations: 1. the company could reasonably have used a different estimate for the current period; or, 2.changes in the estimate are reasonably likely to occur from period to period in the future.

RPU is Revenue Per User (telecommunications), Revenue Per Unit, or Revenue Protection Unit.

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