Word family noun expenditure expense expenses adjective expensiveinexpensive verb expend adverb expensivelyinexpensively
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Economics
expenditureex‧pen‧di‧ture /ɪkˈspendɪtʃə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun 1 PE[countable, uncountable]SPEND MONEY the total amount of money that a government, organization, or person spends during a particular period of timeincomeexpenditure on expenditure on research and development huge cuts in public expenditure (=the amount of money a government spends on services for the public) government expenditure on education capital expenditure (=spending by a company on buildings, machinery, equipment etc)expenditure of an expenditure of £1 million2 [uncountable]SPEND MONEYSPEND TIME the action of spending or using time, money, energy etc the expenditure of time and money on your house or gardenCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + expenditurepublic/government/state expenditure (=money a government spends on the services it provides for people)The Conservatives want to maintain a firm control on public expenditure.national/local expenditure (=money spent by national or local government)There have been cuts in local expenditure on education.military/defence expenditure (=money that a government spends on the armed forces)Military expenditure has been growing year on year.health/welfare/education expenditure (=money that a government spends on providing health services, welfare, or education)There has been a steady rise in welfare expenditure.household expenditure (=the amount of money the people in a house spend on food, heating etc)Sally cut her household expenditure and tried to save every penny she could.total/overall expenditureThe company's total expenditure rose by 19%.additional/extra expenditureBusinesses have been forced to pass on the additional expenditure to customers.capital expenditure (=money that a company spends on buildings, machinery etc)Capital expenditure on IT equipment will come from a different budget.gross/net expenditure (=the total amount a company spends before/after any tax or costs have been taken away)Spending on research and development represents 13% of our gross expenditure.verbsincrease expenditureThe company plans to increase capital expenditure by 20% this financial year.cut/reduce expenditureTheir policies are designed to cut public expenditure.expenditure risesAs public expenditure has risen, so have taxes.expenditure fallsGovernment expenditure on scientific research has fallen in the last few years.phrasesan increase/rise in expenditureThe government has announced a planned 4.4% increase in public expenditure.a cut/reduction in expenditureThere has been a marked reduction in expenditure on some social and welfare services.an item of expenditure (=something a government or person spends money on)Housing is the biggest single item of expenditure in the budgets of most households.
Examples from the Corpus
expenditureHe and the Pentagon continued to call for very high levels of defense expenditure.Even the enthusiasts for fundholding realised that the lid was sinking on health expenditure.The biggest items of expenditure would probably be printing an election address and preparing a party political broadcast.One is to say that substantial expansion is simply not possible, given planned expenditure levels.The idea was then to introduce greater rationality to the public expenditure process.The lack of enthusiasm for social expenditure in the Treasury produced a remarkable lack of foresight in such matters.This attempted to establish uniform expenditure targets that, if substantially exceeded, would initiate penalties.The new regulations will require unnecessary expenditure of time and money.expenditure onThe state's expenditure on welfare programs went down by 5% last year.
From King Business Dictionaryexpenditureex‧pen‧di‧ture /ɪkˈspendɪtʃə-ər/ noun [countable, uncountable] the total amount of money that a government, organization, or person spends during a particular period of timeAn advertiser rarely knows what its return on investment in advertising expenditure is.expenditure ona 58% increase in expenditure on books and teaching materials capital expenditure consumption expenditures government expenditure marketing expenditure public expenditure state expenditure