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operating expense

Definitions of operating expense
  1. noun
    the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
    synonyms: budget items, operating cost, overhead
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    type of:
    disbursal, disbursement, expense
    amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
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