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English definition of “budget”

budget

noun     /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/
B2 [C or U] a plan to show how much money a person or organization will earn and how much they will need or be able to spend: The firm has drawn up a budget for the coming financial year. Libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to remain within (their) budget.Budgeting and saving money B2 [C] the amount of money you have available to spend: an annual budget of £40 millionGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
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