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"spending" in British English

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spendingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈspen.dɪŋ/ us   /ˈspen.dɪŋ/
(Definition of spending from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spending" in American English

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spendingnoun [U]

us   /ˈspen·dɪŋ/
the act of giving money for goods and services: Government spending for scientific research will be increased in next year’s budget. We have to find ways to cut spending and keep down costs.
(Definition of spending from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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spendingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈspendɪŋ/ us   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
(Definition of spending from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spending”
in Arabic إنفاق…
in Korean 지출…
in Portuguese gastos…
in Catalan despesa…
in Japanese 支出…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指政府或组织的)开支,支出,花销…
in Turkish harcamalar, giderler…
in Russian расходы…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指政府或組織的)開支,支出,開銷…
in Italian spesa…
in Polish wydatki…
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