marginal cost

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Noun1.marginal cost - the increase or decrease in costs as a result of one more or one less unit of output
monetary value, price, cost - the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
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Baumol cautions antitrust authorities against jumping to the conclusion that departures from marginal-cost pricing are necessarily evidence of monopoly power.
The low-price strategy makes sense on two levels: First, it approximates marginal-cost pricing, since software, once written, costs very little for each additional copy.