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expenditure

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈspendɪtʃər/
[C or U] ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the total amount of money that an organization or person spends: reduce/keep down/cut expenditure We're primarily concerned with keeping expenditure down. increase expenditureexpenditure on sth We were forced to cut expenditure on R&D. advertising/research/IT expenditure
[U] formal the act of using or spending energy, time, or money: the expenditure of sth on sth The expenditure of effort on this project has been enormous.
→ See also capital expenditure, government expenditure, marketing expenditure, public expenditure, state expenditure
(Definition of expenditure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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