noun Accounting, Finance.
an addition to the value of fixed assets, as by the purchase of a new building.
Capital vs. CapitolCapital and capitol are both commonly used in political contexts and are separated by just one letter, making them frustratingly easy to confuse. When it comes to these two terms, it’s important to note that one has a number of meanings while the other refers to a certain type of building. Capital has many definitions. It can mean “the wealth owned or employed in business …
Origin of capital expenditure
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for capital expenditure
expenditure on acquisitions of or improvements to fixed assets
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Culture definitions for capital expenditure
The purchase of an asset by a firm.
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