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English definition of “expenditure”

expenditure

noun [U]     /ɪkˈspendɪtʃər/ formal
SPENDING the total amount of money that a government or person spends : The government's annual expenditure on arms has been reduced .AccountingCosts and expenses
USING SOMETHING the use of energy , time , or money : There has not been enough expenditure of effort on this project .Using and misusing
(Definition of expenditure noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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