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English definition of “expenditure”

expenditure

noun     /ɪkˈspen.dɪ.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
C2 [C or U] the total amount of money that a government or person spends: It's part of a drive to cut government expenditure. The government's annual expenditure on arms has been reduced.AccountingCosts and expensesEconomics and the state of the economy [U] the act of using or spending energy, time, or money: The expenditure of effort on this project has been enormous.Using and misusing
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