VISUAL-FIT METHOD is a cost estimation method where an analyst examines a cost by plotting points on a graph (called a scatter diagram) and places a line through the points to yield a cost function. This method is more objective than the account-classification method, but it is still lacking because two cost analysts could (and likely would) visually fit different lines. Such an approach is useful, though, because it helps spot non-representative data points, or outliers.
OBLIGATION, in business, is a legal duty to pay or do something.
CASH SWEEP is the use of surplus cash to prepay debt or provide extra security for lenders, instead of paying it out to investors.
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