A system where a computer automatically rejects incoming dial-up calls from certain telephone numbers and calls them back, with the result that the caller pays nothing for the connection. This differs from security callback in that it applies to certain phone numbers instead of to certain user names.
[kawst-kuht, kost-] /ˈkɔstˌkʌt, ˈkɒst-/ verb (used with object), cost-cut, cost-cutting. 1. to reduce the cost of: to cost-cut expenditures.
- Cost driver attribute
programming Factors affecting the productivity of software development. These include attributes of the software, computers, personnel, and project. (1996-05-28)
[ko-stek-tuh-mee, kaw-] /kɒˈstɛk tə mi, kɔ-/ noun, plural costectomies. Surgery. 1. excision of part or all of a rib. costectomy cos·tec·to·my (kŏ-stěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a rib.
[kawst, kost] /kɔst, kɒst/ noun 1. the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything: the high cost of a good meal. 2. an outlay or expenditure of money, time, labor, trouble, etc.: What will the cost be to me? 3. a sacrifice, loss, or penalty: to work at the cost of one’s health. […]