What does expenditure mean?

Definitions for expenditure
ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃərex·pen·di·ture

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word expenditure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outgo, spending, expenditure, outlaynoun

    money paid out; an amount spent

  2. expending, expenditurenoun

    the act of spending money for goods or services

  3. consumption, using up, expenditurenoun

    the act of consuming something


  1. expenditurenoun

    Act of expending or paying out.

  2. expenditurenoun

    An amount expended; an expense; an outlay.

    The expenditure of time, money, and political capital on this project has been excessive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expenditurenoun

    the act of expending; a laying out, as of money; disbursement

  2. Expenditurenoun

    that which is expended or paid out; expense

Editors Contribution

  1. expenditure

    An act of paying money for a just and fair purchase.

    The business expenditure is recorded monthly to ensure all costs are recorded efficiently and accurately.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 23, 2020  
  2. expenditure

    An act of paying money or currency for employee salaries, wages, commodities, goods, products or services.

    The business expenditure iss easy and simple to record.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expenditure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1870

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expenditure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2509

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expenditure' in Nouns Frequency: #811

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expenditure in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expenditure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of expenditure in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Yun:

    Either a strong pent-up demand will show in the upcoming months, or there is a lack of confidence that is keeping buyers from major expenditure.

  2. Mark Leno:

    Our expenditure plan funds anti-poverty programs, child care and education, it also includes resources to combat homelessness, support low-income working families and improve college readiness and enrollment.

  3. Herman Pontzer:

    Activity monitors are going to be wrong at predicting energy expenditure because they aren't incorporating this adaptation.

  4. Amira Kassis:

    There’s energy needs, depending on the age, height and weight of each pilot – we measured their energy expenditure in the lab here, there’s also protein requirements based on the physiology of each pilot.

  5. Evelyn Waugh:

    I do not believe the expenditure of $2.50 for a book entitles the purchaser to the personal friendship of the author.

Images & Illustrations of expenditure

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