Meaning of job-order costing

job'-or•der cost"ing

Pronunciation: ( job'ôr"dur), [key]
  1. a method of cost accounting by which the total cost of a given unit or quantity is determined by computing the costs that go into making a product as it moves through the manufacturing process. Also calledCf. process costing.
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