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avoided cost [2 records]

Record 1 2018-06-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial and Budgetary Management
CONT

An avoided cost is also a cost savings, but the reference is to a cost (expense) not yet incurred. Preventative maintenance for the vehicle —such as regular oil changes— avoids the future cost of replacing an engine. The avoided cost is very real because the future cost is certainly coming if the driver omits maintenance.

OBS

avoided cost: term often used in the plural (''avoided costs'').

Key term(s)
  • avoided costs

French

Domaine(s)
  • Comptabilité analytique
  • Gestion budgétaire et financière
CONT

En revanche, les contraintes méthodologiques qui conduisent à ne retenir que le coût évité de l'accident ou de la maladie minorent les bénéfices réels de la prévention.

OBS

coût évité : terme souvent utilisé au pluriel («coûts évités»).

Key term(s)
  • coûts évités

Spanish

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Record 2 2018-06-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial and Budgetary Management
  • Electric Power Distribution
DEF

[The] marginal cost for a public utility to produce one more unit of power.

OBS

avoided cost: term often used in the plural (''avoided costs'').

Key term(s)
  • avoided costs

French

Domaine(s)
  • Comptabilité analytique
  • Gestion budgétaire et financière
  • Distribution électrique
DEF

Coût [marginal] à encourir pour alimenter une demande additionnelle [...]

OBS

coût évité : terme souvent employé au pluriel («coûts évités»).

Key term(s)
  • coûts évités

Spanish

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