[kos-tuh ree-kuh, kaw-stuh, koh-; Spanish kaws-tah ree-kah] /ˈkɒs tə ˈri kə, ˈkɔ stə, ˈkoʊ-; Spanish ˈkɔs tɑ ˈri kɑ/
a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km).
Capital: San José.
a republic in Central America: gained independence from Spain in 1821; mostly mountainous and volcanic, with extensive forests. Official language: Spanish. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: colón. Capital: San José. Pop: 4 695 942 (2013 est). Area: 50 900 sq km (19 652 sq miles)
Republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, Panama to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is San José.
Note: One of the most politically stable countries of Latin America; Costa Rica is traditionally very democratic. It has a literacy rate of over ninety percent.
[kawst-ben-uh-fit, kost-] /ˈkɔstˈbɛn ə fɪt, ˈkɒst-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or based on a cost-effective analysis. adjective 1. denoting or relating to a method of assessing a project that takes into account its costs and its benefits to society as well as the revenue it generates: a cost-benefit analysis, the project was assessed on […]
[kos-tuh t, kaw-steyt] /ˈkɒs tət, ˈkɔ steɪt/ adjective 1. Anatomy. having ribs. 2. (of mosses) having a midrib or costa. /ˈkɒsteɪt/ adjective 1. (anatomy) having ribs 2. (of leaves) having veins or ridges, esp parallel ones
noun 1. . noun 1. a summary of costs involved in the production of a product.
noun 1. any unit of activity, group of employees or machines, line of products, etc., isolated or arranged in order to allocate and assign costs more easily.