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expenditurenoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪkˈspen·dɪ·tʃər/
an ​amount of ​money, ​time, or ​effort that is ​spent: [C] a ​large expenditure of ​funds
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expenditurenoun

uk   /ɪkˈspen.dɪ.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
C2 [C or U] the ​totalamount of ​money that a ​government or ​personspends: It's ​part of a ​drive to ​cutgovernment expenditure. The government's ​annual expenditure onarms has been ​reduced. [U] the ​act of using or ​spendingenergy, ​time, or ​money: The expenditure of ​effort on this ​project has been ​enormous.

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"expenditure" in Business English

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expenditurenoun

uk   us   /ɪkˈspendɪtʃər/
[C or U] ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the ​totalamount of ​money that an ​organization or ​personspends: 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 ​spendingenergy, ​time, or ​money: the expenditure of sth on sth The expenditure of ​effort on this ​project has been enormous.
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