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working capital

noun
1.
the amount of capital needed to carry on a business.
2.
Accounting. current assets minus current liabilities.
3.
liquid capital assets as distinguished from fixed capital assets.
Origin of working capital
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • I mean not only to buy the mine, but to work it; and so some working capital will be necessary.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • This will recoup him for his outlay, because the working capital has not been touched.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • The stock issued shall represent the actual cash expended upon the plant, and employed as a working capital.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • In most cases the male is the ornamental partner in the firm, and contributes little of the working capital.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • In addition to the capital invested in the plant there would be required a considerable amount of working capital.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • He was doing neither, because his investment in the plant had consumed too much of his working capital.

  • We do not require more money or working capital--we need to put what we have to work.

  • Hilda was to put in as a loan, for the others would receive it in no other way, five thousand pounds for working capital.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • Because of the large investment both in fixed and in working capital it is most important to know these costs.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • working capital—The capital actually used in the active operations of a business.

British Dictionary definitions for working capital

working capital

noun
1.
(accounting) current assets minus current liabilities
2.
current or liquid assets
3.
that part of the capital of a business enterprise available for operations
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