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|Noun||1.||operating cost - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes|
disbursal, disbursement, expense - amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements