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outlaynoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊt.leɪ/ us   /ˈaʊt.leɪ/
an amount of money spent for a particular purpose, especially as a first investment in something: For an initial outlay of $2,000 to buy the equipment, you can earn up to $500 a month if the product sells well.
outlay
verb [T] uk   /ˌaʊtˈleɪ/ us   /ˌaʊtˈleɪ/ outlaid, outlaid mainly US
In the first year we outlaid thousands of dollars on computers.
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outlaynoun [C]

us   /ˈɑʊtˌleɪ/
an amount of money spent, esp. at the beginning of a planned activity or business: This year’s advertising outlay was over $250,000.
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outlaynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈaʊtleɪ/ us  
FINANCE an amount of money that you spend on something, especially a large amount that is spent on new equipment or to start a new business activity: Investors can receive tax relief of up to 40% on their outlay.an outlay of $150m/£300/€580m, etc. The bank is currently receiving an 8.9% stake for an outlay of £10 million.outlay for/on sth Total outlay on the health sector is budgeted at 18.34 billion rupees.an initial/an original/a total outlay Initial outlay for a franchise is approximately £45,000.recover/recoup your outlay Casinos must not only recoup their outlay, they must also make a profit. Going into the wine business involves a large financial outlay. an annual/a monthly outlay a big/huge/small outlay
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