working capital

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  1. the amount of capital needed to carry on a business.

  2. Accounting. current assets minus current liabilities.

  1. liquid capital assets as distinguished from fixed capital assets.

Origin of working capital

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby working capital Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use working capital in a sentence

  • Another important thing: there must be a large working capital, for the company do not mean to be idle.

    The Abominations of Modern Society | Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
  • In fact, these tendencies should be the working capital of the teacher, the starting points in her teaching.

    The Vitalized School | Francis B. Pearson
  • At last people began to understand that Knut had brought to Tingvold what no one had had there before, working capital!

    The Bridal March; One Day | Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson

British Dictionary definitions for working capital

working capital

  1. accounting current assets minus current liabilities

  2. current or liquid assets

  1. that part of the capital of a business enterprise available for operations

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