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English definition of “spending”


noun [U]     /ˈspendɪŋ/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE
the money that is used for a particular purpose , especially by a government , organization , or group : spending on sth Net spending on Britain's infrastructure last year was £2.6 billion .increase/raise/boost spending The huge retailer increased spending on health care for its employees . cut / trim / control spending Spending cuts alone will not generate the needed growth in the economy . Massive increases were made in government spending. Consumer spending has more than doubled in the last ten years . corporate / federal spending defence /R&D spending
→ See also deficit spending, discretionary spending, public spending, standard spending assessment
(Definition of spending noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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