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Definition of

operating expenses

Accounting

expenses for firm's ordinary business activities the costs arising from the day-to-day activities of running a company.

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

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