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

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  1. expenditurenoun

    An amount expended; an expense; an outlay.

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

    expense, payment, disbursement

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expenditure

    The cost of a thing is whatever one surrenders or gives up for it, intentionally or unintentionally, or even unconsciously; expense is what is laid out by calculation or intention. We say, "he won his fame at the cost of his life;" "I know it to my cost;" we speak of a joke at another's expense; at another's cost would seem to make it a more serious matter. There is a tendency to use cost of what we pay for a possession, expense of what we pay for a service; we speak of the cost of goods, the expense of making up. Outlay is used of some definite expenditure, as for the purchase of supplies; outgo of a steady drain or of incidental expenses. See PRICE.

    cost, expense, outgo, outlay

    gain, income, proceeds, product, profit, profits, receipt, receipts, return, returns

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outgo, spending, expenditure, outlaynoun

    money paid out; an amount spent

    consumption, disbursal, spending, outlay, using up, outgo, expending, disbursement

  2. expending, expenditurenoun

    the act of spending money for goods or services

    expending, spending, using up, outgo, outlay, consumption

  3. consumption, using up, expenditurenoun

    the act of consuming something

    spending, phthisis, use, outgo, uptake, ingestion, pulmonary tuberculosis, using up, wasting disease, consumption, economic consumption, expending, intake, outlay, usance, white plague, use of goods and services

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  1. expenditurenoun


  2. expenditurenoun

    expense, cost, charge, outlay

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  1. Anna Vaananen:

    If we look at the budget expenditure, it actually gives us an opportunity because the major part of the budget expenditure goes into pensions, public sector salaries, and ... the military where there are a lot of salaries as well ... and that money goes into consumption.

  2. Danny Longman:

    In much the same as a company with minimal overheads is more able to weather out an economic downturn,( if) a species needs less energy to live, it is more likely to survive periods when there is decreased food availability, in fact, it has recently been demonstrated that the energy expenditure of humans and other primates is remarkably low compared with other placental mammals, and that this may be linked to our long lifespan.

  3. Euben Paracuelles:

    This offers a buffer and flexibility for the non-essentials in terms of operating expenditure. It's still possible for them to get 3 percent.

  4. Herman Pontzer:

    We think this is a really common evolutionary adaptation that all animals use to keep from outstripping their resources and to keep from starving. Your body is listening to your environment and setting an energy expenditure level it can maintain.

  5. Arleen Leibowitz:

    We can expect public health spending to account for a smaller share of total health expenditure in the future because the ACA will increase private health spending.

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