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“working capital” in British English

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working capitalnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwɜː.kɪŋ ˌkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /ˈwɝː.kɪŋ ˌkæp.ɪ.t̬əl/

the money belonging to a company that is immediately available 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)

“working capital” in Business English

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working capitalnoun [ U ]

uk us also circulating capital, also operating capital

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, WORKPLACE the money that a company needs 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 working capital in order to operate and grow.
The joint venture will cost the group just $200,000 in working capital.
provide/raise working capital An additional £820m revolving credit facility will provide working capital.

(Definition of “working capital” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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