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spending

noun [U]  us   /ˈspen·dɪŋ/
the act of giving money for goods and services: Government spending for scientific research will be increased in next year’s budget. We have to find ways to cut spending and keep down costs.
Translations of “spending”
in Korean 지출…
in Arabic إنفاق…
in Portuguese gastos…
in Catalan despesa…
in Japanese 支出…
in Italian spesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指政府或組織的)開支,支出,開銷…
in Russian расходы…
in Turkish harcamalar, giderler…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指政府或组织的)开支,支出,花销…
in Polish wydatki…
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