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fixed charge

n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent
2. (Law) a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company

fixed′ charge′


n.
1. an expense that cannot be modified.
2. a periodic obligation, as taxes or interest on bonds.
[1890–95, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixed charge - a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.)
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
cover charge, cover - a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
interest - a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
due - a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
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One of State Water s proposals was to increase fixed charges to an 80/20 fixed/variable ratio as a way of managing its revenue volatility.