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HISTORICAL COST: An accounting principle stating that expenses are recorded in terms of original or acquisition cost. Such a practice does not necessarily indicate the opportunity cost or current market value.

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PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION: Real of perceive differences among similar goods that prompt buyers to pay different prices. Product differentiation is a method used by some firms to achieve market control. The three methods of product differentiation are physical differences, perceived differences, and support services. The greater the differentiation is among products, then the more ability firms have to exert control over prices. Product differentiation is perhaps most important for market control by firms in monopolistic competition, but it also plays a role in oligopoly.

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PERFECT COMPETITION, DEMAND

The demand curve for the output produced by a perfectly competitive firm is perfectly elastic at the going market price. The firm can sell all of the output that it wants at this price because it is a relatively small part of the market. As a price taker, the firm has no ability to charge a higher price and no reason to charge a lower one. The market price facing a perfectly competitive firm is also average revenue and, most important, marginal revenue.

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