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(Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting a forecast of the sales revenue, production costs, overheads, cash flow, etc, of an organization, used to monitor its trading activities, usually for one year
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|Noun||1.||operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements|
budget items, operating cost, operating expense, overhead - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
budget - a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose; "the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"