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ex•pense



Pronunciation: (ik-spens'), [key]
n., v., -pensed, -pens•ing.


n.
1. cost or charge: the expense of a good meal.
2. a cause or occasion of spending: A car can be a great expense.
3. the act of expending; expenditure.
4. expenses,
a. charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
b. money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and expenses.
5. at the expense of, at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of: quantity at the expense of quality.

v.t.
to charge or write off as an expense.

v.i.
to be expensed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

expenditureexpense account
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