expenditure

The costs or expenses incurred by an organization. They may be capital expenditure or revenue expenditure Although expenditure is usually incurred by an outlay of money, expenditure may also arise in accounting by the acknowledgement of a liability, for example rent accrued due, which is regarded as expenditure in the period accrued although it will not be paid until a later date.

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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

  • expenditure — 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 expenditure capital expenditure expenditure on:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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