STANDARD COST Definition

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STANDARD COST is production or operating cost that is carefully predetermined. A standard cost is a target cost that should be attained. The standard cost is compared with the actual cost in order to measure the performance of a given costing department or operation. See STANDARD COST SYSTEM.

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OFF-PEAK is not in the period of most frequent or heaviest use: lower rates for telephone calls made during off-peak hours; travelers who take advantage of off-peak fares. See PEAK.

LISTING is a written contract between an agent and a principal giving authorization to the agent to perform services for the principal involving the principal's property; or, a record of a property for sale by a broker who has been authorized by the owner of the property to be sold.

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