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ex·pen·di·ture

 (ĭk-spĕn′dĭ-chər)
n.
1. The act or process of expending; outlay.
2.
a. An amount expended.
b. An expense.

[Medieval Latin expenditus, past participle of expendere, to expend; see expend + -ure.]

expenditure

(ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə)
n
1. something expended, such as time or money
2. the act of expending

ex•pend•i•ture

(ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər)

n.
1. the act of expending something, esp. funds.
2. something that is expended; expense.
[1760–70; < Medieval Latin expendit(us), for Latin expēnsus, (see expense) + -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expenditure - money paid outexpenditure - money paid out; an amount spent  
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
expense - money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
transfer payment - a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services
2.expenditure - the act of spending money for goods or servicesexpenditure - the act of spending money for goods or services
outlay, spending, disbursal, disbursement - the act of spending or disbursing money
3.expenditure - the act of consuming somethingexpenditure - the act of consuming something  
depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly
burnup - the amount of fuel used up (as in a nuclear reactor)

expenditure

noun
1. spending, payment, expense, outgoings, cost, charge, outlay, disbursement The government should reduce their expenditure on defence.
2. consumption, use, using, application, output The rewards justified the expenditure of effort.
Quotations
"Expenditure rises to meet income" [C. Northcote Parkinson The Law and the Profits]

expenditure

noun
Something expended to obtain a benefit or desired result:
Translations
إِنْفَاقإنْفاق، مَصْروف
výdaj
forbrugudgift
kulut
troškovi
notkun, eyîsla, útgjöld
支出
지출
spotrebovanie
utlägg
การใช้จ่ายเงิน
harcamaharcamalar
chi tiêu

expenditure

[ɪksˈpendɪtʃəʳ] N [of money] → gasto m, desembolso m; [of time, effort] → gasto m, empleo m; (= money spent) → gastos mpl
I resent the expenditure of time and effort on trivialitiesme molesta el empleo de or me molesta emplear tiempo y esfuerzo en cosas triviales
see also capital C
see also public C

expenditure

[ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃər] ndépenses fpl
to cut expenditure on sth → réduire les dépenses en qch
expenditure of sth → dépense de qch

expenditure

n
(= money spent)Ausgaben pl
(= spending, of money) → Ausgabe f; (of time, energy)Aufwand m (→ on an +dat); the expenditure of money on …Geld auszugeben für …; expenditure of time/energyZeit-/Energieaufwand m

expenditure

[ɪksˈpɛndɪtʃəʳ] n (of money) → spesa; (of time, effort) → dispendio
an item of expenditure → una spesa

expend

(ikˈspend) verb
to use or spend (supplies etc).
exˈpenditure (-tʃə) noun
the act of spending. the expenditure of money and resources; His expenditure(s) amounted to $500.
exˈpense (-s) noun
1. the spending of money etc; cost. I've gone to a lot of expense to educate you well.
2. a cause of spending. What an expense clothes are!
exˈpenses (-siz) noun plural
money spent in carrying out a job etc. His firm paid his travelling expenses.
exˈpensive (-siv) adjective
costing a great deal. expensive clothes.
at the expense of
1. being paid for by; at the cost of. He equipped the expedition at his own expense; At the expense of his health he finally completed the work.
2. making (a person) appear ridiculous. He told a joke at his wife's expense.

expenditure

إِنْفَاق výdaj forbrug Kosten δαπάνη gasto kulut dépense troškovi spesa 支出 지출 besteding utgift wydatek despesa затраты utlägg การใช้จ่ายเงิน harcamalar chi tiêu 花费
References in classic literature ?
But let us advert to the large debt which we have ourselves contracted in a single war, and let us only calculate on a common share of the events which disturb the peace of nations, and we shall instantly perceive, without the aid of any elaborate illustration, that there must always be an immense disproportion between the objects of federal and state expenditures. It is true that several of the States, separately, are encumbered with considerable debts, which are an excrescence of the late war.
To enumerate in few words the different departments of all those magistrates who are necessary: these are either religion, war, taxes, expenditures, markets, public buildings, harbours, highways.
AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approached by a Native Galeut who lived there.
I have waited to make it a complete Report; and I have been met, here and there, by obstacles which it was only possible to remove by some little expenditure of patience and time.
I tell you that I do not need it, that such expenditure is unnecessary.
Some years since, this would have cost a serious expenditure of time and money.
By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.
The accumulation of gold in the treasury of private individuals is ruin the of timocracy; they invent illegal modes of expenditure; for what do they or their wives care about the law?
(We never paid car-fare when by ourselves, being content to walk.) So, in this saloon, we desired to make the most of our expenditure. We called for a deck of cards and sat down at a table and played euchre for an hour, in which time Louis treated once, and I treated once, to beer--the cheapest drink, ten cents for two.
Anna had at first avoided as far as she could Princess Tverskaya's world, because it necessitated an expenditure beyond her means, and besides in her heart she preferred the first circle.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness.
The building of these great works and cities will give a starvation ration to millions of common laborers, for the enormous bulk of the surplus will compel an equally enormous expenditure, and the oligarchs will build for a thousand years--ay, for ten thousand years.