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cost–benefit analysis

Accounting

comparison of activity's costs against results a comparison between the cost of the resources used, plus any other costs imposed by an activity, for example, pollution or environmental damage, and the value of the financial and non-financial benefits derived, to establish whether there is a positive outcome.

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Definitions of ’cost–benefit analysis’ and meaning of ’cost–benefit analysis’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’cost–benefit analysis’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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