the amount of capital needed to carry on a business.
Accounting. current assets minus current liabilities.
liquid capital assets as distinguished from fixed capital assets.
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How to use working capital in a sentence
We view this more as an addressable working capital management challenge, which we will manage our way through.Minnesota gasps at the financial damage it faces from the Texas freeze | Will Englund | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Since then, we’ve bootstrapped the business, using debt to help us manage our working capital and annual donations.The irreverent toilet paper startup that cleaned up during the pandemic lockdown | Rachel King | October 18, 2020 | Fortune
Blodget reported that Groupon had “negative working capital,” meaning it owed more in bills than it had in cash.
The stock issued shall represent the actual cash expended upon the plant, and employed as a working capital.The Harris-Ingram Experiment | Charles E. Bolton
Besides, whale-boats were not cheap in the Solomons; and, also, the deaths were daily reducing the working capital.Adventure | Jack London
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
accounting current assets minus current liabilities
current or liquid assets
that part of the capital of a business enterprise available for operations
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