Define: Variable Overhead Cost

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Definition: Variable Overhead Cost



What is the dictionary definition of Variable Overhead Cost?

Dictionary Definition


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 and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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