[kawst-juhs-tuh-fahy, kost-] /ˈkɔstˌdʒʌs təˌfaɪ, ˈkɒst-/
verb (used with object), cost-justified, cost-justifying.
to justify the allotment or spending of a specific sum of money for (an investment, procurement, etc.).
noun 1. a cost accountant.
noun 1. a subsidiary ledger in which are recorded the costs of goods produced or services supplied.
[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. […]
[kawst-lee, kost-] /ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-/ adjective, costlier, costliest. 1. much; expensive; high in price: a costly emerald bracelet; costly medical care. 2. resulting in great expense: The upkeep of such a large house is costly. 3. resulting in great detriment: It was a costly mistake because no one ever trusted him again. 4. of great […]