- ex|pen|di|ture [ ık`spendıtʃər ] noun FORMAL **1. ) count or uncount money spent by a government, organization, or person: SPENDING:Expenditure should ideally not exceed income.government/public expenditurecapital expenditureexpenditure on: The budget will certainly include increased expenditure on education.2. ) uncount the use of time, money, energy, etc. doing something:expenditure of: The whole project was a wasteful expenditure of time and effort.
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expenditure — ex‧pen‧di‧ture [ɪkˈspendɪtʆə ǁ ər] noun [countable, uncountable] the total amount of money that a government, organization, or person spends during a particular period of time: • An advertiser rarely knows what its return on investment in… … Financial and business terms
expenditure — ex·pen·di·ture /ik spen di chər, ˌchu̇r/ n 1: the act or process of paying out 2: something paid out see also capital expenditure Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
Expenditure — Ex*pend iture, n. 1. The act of expending; a laying out, as of money; disbursement. [1913 Webster] Our expenditure purchased commerce and conquest. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is expended or paid out; expense. [1913 Webster] The receipts… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
expenditure — 1769, from M.L. expenditus, irregular pp. of expendere (see EXPEND (Cf. expend)) + URE (Cf. ure). Related: Expenditures … Etymology dictionary
expenditure — [n] payment amount, application, bottom line*, cash on barrelhead*, charge, come to*, consumption, cost, disbursement, dissipation, expense, figure, investment, kickback*, outgo, outlay, output, payoff, price, rate, setback*, spending, splurge,… … New thesaurus
expenditure — ► NOUN 1) the action of spending funds. 2) the amount of money spent … English terms dictionary
expenditure — [ek spen′di chər, ikspen′də chər] n. [< ML expenditus, irreg. pp. for L expendere + URE] 1. the act of expending; a spending or using up of money, time, etc. 2. the amount of money, time, etc. expended; expense … English World dictionary
expenditure — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, heavy, high, huge, large, major, massive, significant ▪ The group is calling for higher … Collocations dictionary
expenditure */*/ — UK [ɪkˈspendɪtʃə(r)] / US [ɪkˈspendɪtʃər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms expenditure : singular expenditure plural expenditures formal 1) money spent by a government, organization, or person Expenditure should ideally not exceed income.… … English dictionary
expenditure — ex|pen|di|ture W2 [ıkˈspendıtʃə US ər] n 1.) [U and C] the total amount of money that a government, organization, or person spends during a particular period of time →↑income expenditure on ▪ expenditure on research and development ▪ huge cuts in … Dictionary of contemporary English