Cost - Terms Used in Cost Accounting
It measures the economic sacrifice created to achieve an organizations aims. For a product, cost represents the monetary measurement of resources employed as like materials, labour and overheads.
To a service, cost is the monetary sacrifice made to give the service. Generally Accountants use cost along with other descriptive terms, as an example: historical, prime, product, labour or material. All of these terms define some characteristic of the cost measurement procedure or an aspect of the object to be measured.