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"expendable" in British English

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expendableadjective

uk   /ɪkˈspen.də.bəl/  us   /ɪkˈspen.də.bəl/
(Definition of expendable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"expendable" in American English

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expendableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪkˈspen·də·bəl/
not worth keeping or no longer useful: He was considered expendable and dropped from the team.
(Definition of expendable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"expendable" in Business English

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expendableadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈspendəbl/
not completely necessary for success or continuing in business: In today's tough labor climate, individual workers are expendable. It seems he has become an expendable asset at the company.
expendable supplies are things that are used in a business that have little value: expendable items/goods/supplies
made to be used up or worn out over time: The one year parts and labor warranty excludes expendable parts such as batteries, springs, and filters.
(Definition of expendable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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