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Meaning of “disposable income” in the English Dictionary

"disposable income" in British English

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disposable incomenoun [U]

uk   us  
C2 the ​money that you can ​spend as you ​want and not the ​money that you ​spend on ​taxes, ​food, and other ​basicneeds
(Definition of disposable income from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disposable incomenoun [U]

uk   us   (also expendable income) ECONOMICS
the ​income that someone has ​available to ​spend or ​save after ​taxes have been taken out and they have ​paid for ​food and other basic ​needs: For the first six months, ​averagedisposableincome for ​urban dwellers ​rose 14%. High ​petrolprices will ​reducedisposableincome.
(Definition of disposable income from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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