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Definition of "cost-benefit" []

  • Denoting or relating to a method of assessing a project that takes into account its costs and its benefits to society as well as the revenue it generates (adjective)

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Use "cost-benefit" in a sentence
  • "Johnson says that it's all about the results of what he called "cost-benefit analysis" and, ever the pragmatist, he says that if it's not working, change it."
  • "Those with present biases don’t use contingency or probabilistic thinking, don’t engage in long-term cost-benefit analyses, and are likely to affiliate with others who deal with decisions in the same way—“Just do it!”"
  • "During the hearing, the EPA released a report that said that the cost-benefit of enacting the 1990 Clean Air Act under former president George H.W. Bush would reach about $2 trillion in 2020."
  • "Those with present biases don’t use contingency or probabilistic thinking, don’t engage in long-term cost-benefit analyses, and are likely to affiliate with others who deal with decisions in the same way—“Just do it!”"