expenditure Definition

the action of spending funds; an amount of money spent.

Using expenditure: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "expenditure" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company's expenditure on advertising has increased this year.

  • Example

    The government has to reduce its expenditure on healthcare.

  • Example

    We need to keep track of our household expenditure.

  • Example

    The project's total expenditure is estimated at $10 million.

expenditure Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for expenditure

Antonyms for expenditure

Phrases with expenditure

  • capital expenditure

    money spent on acquiring or maintaining fixed assets, such as buildings and equipment


    The company's capital expenditure for the year was $5 million.

  • money spent on day-to-day expenses, such as salaries and supplies


    The school's current expenditure is higher than its income.

  • money spent by the government on public services and infrastructure


    The government has announced a reduction in public expenditure.

Origins of expenditure

from Latin 'expendere', meaning 'to weigh out'


Summary: expenditure in Brief

The term 'expenditure' [ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə] refers to the act of spending money or the amount of money spent. It can be used in various contexts, such as business, personal finance, and government budgets. Examples include 'The company's expenditure on advertising has increased this year.' and 'We need to keep track of our household expenditure.' 'Expenditure' can also be modified by phrases like 'capital expenditure,' referring to money spent on fixed assets, and 'public expenditure,' referring to government spending on public services and infrastructure.

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