Definition of Capital expenditure

1. Noun. The cost of long-term improvements.

Generic synonyms: Cost

Definition of Capital expenditure

1. Noun. Funds spent by a company to acquire or upgrade a long-term asset. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capital Expenditure

capital account
capital accounts
capital budgeting
capital cities
capital city
capital cost
capital crime
capital crimes
capital equipment
capital expenditure (current term)
capital expenditures
capital financing
capital gain
capital gains
capital gains tax
capital goods
capital grant
capital intensive
capital letter
capital letters
capital levy
capital loss
capital market
capital market line

Literary usage of Capital expenditure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital (1888)
"At present 100 per cent deduction is allowed in respect of capital expenditure for scientific research under Section 35 of the Income Tax Act. Some ..."

2. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"capital expenditure: Throughout the audit of expenditure the distinction between ... The audit of capital expenditure is rarely satisfactory when made by ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It must be admitted that there is a personal expenditure among all ranks of society, which, though not in any sense a capital expenditure, may become ..."

4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The working expenses (direct charges) in 1883-84 were ,£21564, leaving a net profit of .£4893. The total capital expenditure up to the end of 1883-84 ..."

5. Linkages Between Government Spending, Growth, and Poverty in Rural India by Shenggen Fan, Peter Hazell, Sukhadeo Thorat (1999)
"... expenditures are broken Figure 3 Total current versus capital expenditure, 1970 93 Rs billion 80 60 40 20 0 Total Expenditure 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 ..."

6. The Province of Burma: A Report Prepared on Behalf of the University of Chicago by Alleyne Ireland (1907)
"capital expenditure ON IMPERIAL IRRIGATION WORKS IN BURMA TO END OF 1904-05. (! ... The total capital expenditure on embankments, for which capital accounts ..."

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