Expenditure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspendɪtʃər|  American pronunciation of the word expenditure
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə|  British pronunciation of the word expenditure


- money paid out; an amount spent (syn: outgo, outlay, spending)
- the act of spending money for goods or services (syn: expending)
- the act of consuming something (syn: consumption)


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.

Her expenditure was ever miserly.

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)

the expenditure of time and money on your house or garden

...in the expenditure of his psychic energies, he strives to strike a balance between the celestial and the terrene...

We must find ways of keeping our expenditure in check.

Income must govern expenditure.

Put down your expenditure.

He is rigorous in his control of expenditure.

Rises in interest rates act as a brake on expenditure.

Total expenditure is projected to rise by 25%.

Word forms

singular: expenditure
plural: expenditures
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