Simple Definition of expenditure
: an amount of money that is spent on something
: an amount of time, energy, effort, etc., that is used to do something
: the act of spending money
Examples of expenditure in a sentence
an increase in military expenditures
an increase in military expenditure
vast expenditures of time and effort
The energy expenditure was significant.
the expenditure of funds for the new school
The project will require an expenditure of effort on everyone's part.
Origin of expenditure
irregular from expend
First Known Use: 1769
EXPENDITURE Defined for Kids
Definition of expenditure for Students
1 : the act of spending (as money, time, or energy)
2 : something that is spent <Keep a record of your expenditures.>
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