Translation of "expenditure" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪkˈspen.dɪ.tʃər/ us /ɪkˈspen.də.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. 这是削减政府开支的一个举措。
The government's annual expenditure on arms has been reduced. 政府已经削减了年度军费开支。

[ U ] the act of using or spending energy, time, or money

The expenditure of effort on this project has been enormous. 已经在这项工程上付出了巨大的努力。

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(Translation of “expenditure” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)