pend,pens＝to hang（悬挂）,to weigh（衡量）
1 [U] action of spending or using 花费; 使用
*the expenditure of money on weapons 购置武器的开支
* expenditure of energy on a project 在一项目上耗费的精力.
2 [C, U] amount (esp of money) spent （尤指金钱的）支出额
*an expenditure of
500 on new furniture 购买新家具的500英镑开销
* Limit your expenditure(s) to what is essential. 你要把开销限制在必要的范围内. Cf 参看 receipt 3.
n [U and C]
the total amount of money that a government, organization, or person spends during a particular period of time
→incomeexpenditure on expenditure on research and development huge cuts in public expenditure (=the amount of money a government spends on services for the public) government expenditure on education capital expenditure (=spending by a company on buildings, machinery, equipment etc)expenditure of an expenditure of £1 million[U]
the action of spending or using time, money, energy etc the expenditure of time and money on your house or garden
1. The new equipment is not worth the expenditure. 新设备不值这笔开支。