Payment of cash or cash-equivalent for goods or services, or a charge against available funds in settlement of an obligation as evidenced by an invoice, receipt, voucher, or other such document. See also revenue expenditure, capital expenditure.

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  • The new machine was a large expenditure whose cost had be justified by an even larger increase in productivity and sales.

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  • For our group to survive the coming days alive we would have to be sure that the expenditure of our supplies were carefully monitored.

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  • The cafe owner decided to consult with her employees about how she could reduce wasteful expenditures in supply ordering and utilities.

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