Other forms: expenditures

In a trip budget, you need to add up all your expenditures, such as hotel, car rental and food costs against the money you have brought to spend. An expenditure is money spent on something.

Expenditure is often used when people are talking about budgets. It is the government's job to decide what to do with tax money collected, or in other words, to determine the expenditure of public funds. The word is more than a long way of saying expense. In business, an expenditure implies an investment, something that will bring value over time.

Definitions of expenditure
  1. noun
    the act of spending money for goods or services
    synonyms: expending
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    type of:
    disbursal, disbursement, outlay, spending
    the act of spending or disbursing money
  2. noun
    the act of consuming something
    synonyms: consumption, using up
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    the amount of fuel used up (as in a nuclear reactor)
    type of:
    the act of decreasing something markedly
  3. noun
    money paid out; an amount spent
    synonyms: expense, outgo, outlay, spending
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    the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
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    the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
    money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer
    transfer payment
    a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services
    disbursal, disbursement, expense
    amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
    capital expenditure
    the cost of long-term improvements
    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
    ransom, ransom money
    money demanded for the return of a captured person
    cost overrun
    excess of cost over budget
    cost of living
    average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing)
    borrowing cost
    the cost of borrowing something
    distribution cost
    any cost incurred by a producer or wholesaler or retailer or distributor (as for advertising and shipping etc)
    handling charge, handling cost
    the cost of handling (especially the cost of packaging and mailing an order)
    marketing cost
    the cost of marketing (e.g., the cost of transferring title and moving goods to the customer)
    production cost
    combined costs of raw material and labor incurred in producing goods
    replacement cost
    current cost of replacing a fixed asset with a new one of equal effectiveness
    physical value, reproduction cost
    cost of reproducing physical property minus various allowances (especially depreciation)
    unit cost
    calculated cost for a given unit of a product
    damage, price, terms
    the amount of money needed to purchase something
    cost of bribing someone
    opportunity cost
    cost in terms of foregoing alternatives
    the cost of carrying or transporting
    incidental, incidental expense, minor expense
    (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
    travel expense
    (frequently plural) expenses incurred by an employee in the performance of the job and usually reimbursed by the employer
    the price charged for some article or service
    type of:
    transferred possession, transferred property
    a possession whose ownership changes or lapses




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