• WordNet 3.6
    • n expenditure the act of consuming something
    • n expenditure the act of spending money for goods or services
    • n expenditure money paid out; an amount spent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Expenditure That which is expended or paid out; expense. "The receipts and expenditures of this extensive country."
    • Expenditure The act of expending; a laying out, as of money; disbursement. "Our expenditure purchased commerce and conquest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n expenditure The act of expending; a laying out, using up, or consuming; disbursement; outlay, as of money, materials, labor, time, etc.; used absolutely, outlay of money or pecuniary means.
    • n expenditure That which is expended; expense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Expenditure act of expending or laying out: that which is expended: the process of using up: money spent
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  • Keith Davis
    Keith Davis
    “We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.”
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    “Expenditures rise to meet income.”
  • Sir Anthony Eden
    Sir Anthony Eden
    “Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.”
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expendĕreex, out, pendĕre, pensum, to weigh.


In literature:

The expenditure of the year should be regulated by the profits.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
Though to all appearance the owner was a hard-working Moor, the garden at any rate bore no great signs of expenditure of labour.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Military movement normally involves an inescapable expenditure of military resources.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
To-day the expenditures of communities are directed to useful purposes.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by William C. Kingsley
The expenditure of this sum created further friction between the Governors and the Board.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
This, it is worth noting, is true even of some important branches of expenditure which in their direct aim concern the poorer classes.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
No budget that does not cover all government expenditure is worth enactment.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
This does not include the large expenditures of the various State and local unions.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The expenditures had been larger than the receipts and most of the balance that was in the treasury had been used.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Throughout Nature love only reaches its goal after tremendous expenditure of energy.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley

In poetry:

"Of late the States' expenditure
Has risen high and higher."
"What rot," me thought. "That's pretty pure!"
Then shouted, "I'm a liar!"
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis

In news:

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is accused of illegally collaborating with an independent expenditure committee during the 2010 election.
In this report, we describe a mathematical modelling approach to adult human metabolism that simulates energy expenditure adaptations during weight loss.
Charitable donations are expenditures that pay you back.
It makes sense for the state to provide incentives based on a project's economic impact — including the employment of state residents and expenditures on goods and services.
Republican Assembly candidate Rocky Chavez has received a late cash infusion of more than $500,000 from an independent expenditure group, Spirit of Democracy California, established with seed money from Charles Munger, Jr.
Revenue and expenditures are the major issues facing the board of directors for the Nevada Irrigation District in years ahead.
The city of Oskaloosa is paying another unplanned expenditure associated with the sewer project and some are wondering why.
A case study shows that when it comes to expenditures and resolution time, litigation is cheaper and faster.
The city council approved the $6,700 expenditure on Oct 11.
The University of Westminster study measured the total energy expenditure of ten different people as they watched a selection of frightening movies.
The authority sets policy and approves major expenditures for Port Manatee .
Intellous 2003 Consumer Expenditure Intelligence Report.
According to the 2010 National Healthcare Expenditure Data, US healthcare costs have more than tripled, increasing from $714 billion in 1990 to $2.3 trillion in 2008.
Questions this year included scholarship information, discounts, marketing strategies used, revenue sources, weekly fees, detailed expenditures, profitability, and more.
County Administrative Officer Jon Stead drafted a proposed resolution in which Fulton County opposes a $50 million expenditure of state funds to purchase the former Finch, Pruyn and Co.

In science:

In more detailed and realistic models that include more modes of energy expenditure, our lower bound should increase.
Maximum Power Efficiency and Criticality in Random Boolean Networks
Recently, we have discussed in that distributions of various social variables (such as the mean household income and prison expenditures in different zip code areas) may demonstrate the striking spatial patterns which can be analyzed by means of random walks.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Achieving the goals requires the expenditure of resources, drawn from the total set of resource types R.
Parameterized Complexity of Problems in Coalitional Resource Games
In addition to the environmental aspects, energy costs also represent a significant portion of network operators’ overall expenditures (OPEX).
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
FIGURE 1.4: The number of floating points operations expenditure per million years for the various ingredients in the performance model.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing