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noun [countable/uncountable] formal expenditure pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspendɪtʃə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    money spent by a government, organization, or person

    Expenditure should ideally not exceed income.

    government/public expenditure

    capital expenditure

    expenditure on:

    The budget will certainly include increased expenditure on education.

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  2. 2
    the use of time, money, energy etc doing something
    expenditure of:

    It is hard to see why it is worth the expenditure of effort involved.

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