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expenditure

noun ex·pen·di·ture \ik-ˈspen-di-chər, -də-ˌchr, -də-ˌt(y)r\

: 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

Full Definition of EXPENDITURE

1
:  the act or process of expending <an expenditure of energy>
2
:  something expended :  disbursement, expense <income should exceed expenditures>

Examples of EXPENDITURE

  1. an increase in military expenditures
  2. an increase in military expenditure
  3. vast expenditures of time and effort
  4. The energy expenditure was significant.
  5. the expenditure of funds for the new school
  6. The project will require an expenditure of effort on everyone's part.

Origin of EXPENDITURE

irregular from expend
First Known Use: 1769

Other Economics Terms

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EXPENDITURES Defined for Kids

expenditure

noun ex·pen·di·ture \ik-ˈspen-di-chər\

Definition of EXPENDITURE for Kids

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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