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budget

noun [C]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/ us  

budget noun [C] (FINANCIAL PLAN)

a financial plan that lists expected expenses and income during a particular period: Congress voted more funds for the defense budget. A balanced budget is a financial plan in which expenses are no greater than income.
budgetary
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪˌter·i/ us  
In this day and age of budgetary constraints who is going to pay for all of this?

budget

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/ us  

budget adjective [not gradable] (CHEAP)

low in price; cheap: Budget airlines have forced major airlines to lower some of their prices.

budget

verb [I/T]  /ˈbʌdʒ·ɪt/ us  

budget verb [I/T] (MAKE FINANCIAL PLAN)

to plan to spend money for a particular purpose: [T] They budgeted $6000 for property taxes this year. To budget is also to plan how to use something of which you have a limited supply: [T] You will have to learn how to budget your time to get all your work done.
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