Define: Variable Overhead Cost

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Definition: Variable Overhead Cost

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Refers to the elements of an organisations’s indirect costs for a product that vary in total in proportion to changes in the levels of production (or sales).

Examples may include: Power, Commission earnt by the sales forces, and consumable materials.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Variable Overhead Cost are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.