Dictionary.com

capital expenditure

Save This Word!
See synonyms for: capital expenditure / capital expenditures on Thesaurus.com

noun Accounting, Finance.
an addition to the value of fixed assets, as by the purchase of a new building.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of capital expenditure

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use capital expenditure in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for capital expenditure

capital expenditure

noun
expenditure on acquisitions of or improvements to fixed assets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for capital expenditure

capital expenditure

The purchase of an asset by a firm.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK