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spendingnoun [U]

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







"spending" in British English

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spendingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈspen.dɪŋ/
C2 the ​money that is used for a ​particularpurpose, ​especially by a ​government or ​organization: government spending onhealth spending ​cuts Consumer spending has more than ​doubled in the last ten ​years.

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"spending" in Business English

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spendingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈspendɪŋ/ 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 ​retailerincreased spending on ​healthcare 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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