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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 of working capital
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Because of the large investment both in fixed and in working capital it is most important to know these costs.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • This will recoup him for his outlay, because the working capital has not been touched.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • If there is silver in that hole, you could by this time have had enough out to buy the ranch and furnish your own working capital.

  • The stock issued shall represent the actual cash expended upon the plant, and employed as a working capital.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • The banks, of course, do not undertake to supply the farmer with anything more than working capital.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • In addition to the capital invested in the plant there would be required a considerable amount of working capital.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • We do not require more money or working capital--we need to put what we have to work.

  • He was doing neither, because his investment in the plant had consumed too much of his working capital.

  • In the future, if the shellfisheries are to become a great industry, money as working capital is indispensable.

    A Report upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts Commissioners on Fisheries and Game
  • Hilda was to put in as a loan, for the others would receive it in no other way, five thousand pounds for working capital.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
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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