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capital expenditure

noun, Accounting, Finance.
1.
an addition to the value of fixed assets, as by the purchase of a new building.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples 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

noun
1.
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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