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Definition of

marginal costing


accounting system treating variable and fixed costs differently the accounting system in which variable costs are charged to cost units and fixed costs of the period are written off in full against the aggregate contribution. Its special value is in recognizing cost behavior, and hence assisting in decision making.

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

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