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expenditure

noun
     
Related topics: Economics
ex‧pen‧di‧ture W2
1PE [uncountable and countable] 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 public expenditure (=the amount of money a government spends on services for the public)
capital expenditure (=spending by a company on buildings, machinery, equipment etc)
expenditure of
an expenditure of £1 million
2 [uncountable] the action of spending or using time, money, energy etc:
the expenditure of time and money on your house or garden

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