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:
1900–05

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working capital
 
n
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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Example sentences
Markets for short-term money, the arteries for working capital, are clogged.
Working capital shouldn't be destroyed for money because there are often people
  willing to buy it.
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.
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