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expenditure

[ik-spen-di-cher] /ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər/
noun
1.
the act of expending something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption.
2.
something that is expended; expense:
Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Medieval Latin expendit(us) laid out, paid (variant of expēnsus, past participle of expendere; see expend) + -ure
Related forms
overexpenditure, noun
preexpenditure, noun
superexpenditure, noun
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  • That becomes significant when we think of energy expenditures in particular.
  • We will probably have to reduce our expenditure of federal funds for salaries and expenses.
  • At a minimum, he says, such an investigation might raise questions about the expenditure of tax dollars on public universities.
  • This is by far the largest of the tax expenditures by the federal government.
  • By extending product life, such energy expenditure—as well as recycling issues—could be restrained.
  • The next step is to reduce expenditures.
  • Either we spend more on research, or we do less research for the same expenditure.
  • We need some more justification to authorize this expenditure of public money.
  • The project manager will ensure the efficient and effective expenditure of grant funds.
  • You might be able to figure out what type of company I work for without too much mental expenditure.
British Dictionary definitions for expenditure

expenditure

/ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə/
noun
1.
something expended, such as time or money
2.
the act of expending
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Word Origin and History for expenditure
n.

1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) + -ure. Related: Expenditures.

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