working capital

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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

First recorded in 1900–05
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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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