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working capital

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noun

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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Origin of working capital

First recorded in 1900–05
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working capital

noun

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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