Meaning of “expenditure” - Learner’s Dictionary

expenditure

noun [ U ] uk us /ɪkˈspendɪtʃər/ formal
SPENDING

the total amount of money that a government or person spends:

The government's annual expenditure on arms has been reduced.
USING SOMETHING

the use of energy, time, or money:

There has not been enough expenditure of effort on this project.

(Definition of “expenditure” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)