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working capitalnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​moneybelonging to a ​company that is ​immediatelyavailable for ​business use, ​rather than ​money it has in investments or ​property
(Definition of working capital from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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working capitalnoun [U]

uk   us   (also circulating capital, also operating capital)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, WORKPLACE the ​money that a ​companyneeds to ​operate and ​produce its ​goods or ​provide its ​services, for ​example to make ​payments to ​employees, suppliers, etc. before it has been ​paid by ​customers: Companies need large ​amounts of ​workingcapital in ​order to ​operate and ​grow. The ​jointventure will ​cost the ​group just $200,000 in ​workingcapital. a reduction/​shortfall/​increase in ​workingcapitalprovide/raise working capital An ​additional £820m revolving ​creditfacility will ​provideworkingcapital.
(Definition of working capital from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “working capital”
in Chinese (Simplified) 营运资本, 周转资金…
in Chinese (Traditional) 營運資本, 周轉資金…
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