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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cost Control

    The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cost control in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cost control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Dorothy Thompson:

    In these conditions we are placing particular focus on business efficiencies and cost control measures.

  2. Barry Schwartz:

    CNQ is going to go up and down with the price of oil. Until the price of oil recovers I don't care how good their cost control is.

  3. Andy Forster:

    For the last couple of years, it's been more about batten down the hatches and cost control. They may be changing the focus slightly now.

  4. John Mackenzie:

    Price-led cutbacks have virtually stopped, suggesting a growing surplus of copper, unless demand growth accelerates or price-led cutbacks commence, over the past six months we have reduced our cash costs by 50 cents a pound or nearly 20 percent, by focusing on cost control and operational efficiency.

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