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noun Accounting, Finance.
an addition to the value of fixed assets, as by the purchase of a new building.
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Origin of capital expenditure

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for capital expenditure

capital expenditure

noun
expenditure on acquisitions of or improvements to fixed assets
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Cultural definitions for capital expenditure

capital expenditure

The purchase of an asset by a firm.

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