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fixed costs,

n.pl the costs that do not change to meet fluctuations in enrollment or in use of services (e.g., salaries, rent, business license fees, and depreciation).

fixed costs

the costs which are not affected by the size and the output of the enterprises in a business, such as a farm. Called also overhead costs. Includes interest on mortgage, rates, taxes.
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