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capital expenditure

noun, Accounting, Finance.
an addition to the value of fixed assets, as by the purchase of a new building.
Origin of capital expenditure
1895-1900 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for capital expenditure
  • Operators cut capital expenditure and offered unlimited, flat-rate plans, only to be caught out when demand finally took off.
  • Its robust balance-sheet allowed it to maintain investment while other big firms slashed capital expenditure.
  • The party decided to focus on production and exports fueled by state capital expenditure.
British Dictionary definitions for capital expenditure

capital expenditure

expenditure on acquisitions of or improvements to fixed assets
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capital expenditure in Culture

capital expenditure definition

The purchase of an asset by a firm.

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