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working capital

noun
1.
the amount of capital needed to carry on a business.
2.
Accounting. current assets minus current liabilities.
3.
liquid capital assets as distinguished from fixed capital assets.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Many businesses retain some of the earnings in order to have working capital for the business.
  • working capital for residential is less and demand is also better.
  • Many deserving firms had indeed been deprived of working capital, say, or trade finance.
  • In effect, this ties up working capital in floating stock.
  • They were fortunate in a way to carry their working capital in their heads.
  • The supply chain was overhauled and working capital reduced.
  • They have been smothered in bad debts, which prevent companies from getting working capital to keep producing.
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British Dictionary definitions for working capital

working capital

noun
1.
(accounting) current assets minus current liabilities
2.
current or liquid assets
3.
that part of the capital of a business enterprise available for operations
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