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spend

noun A popular UK back-formation from the verb “spend”, defined as the amount of money spent on something.

Example
The Commercial Medicines Unit works collaboratively with both NHS pharmacists and suppliers in the collation and analysis of secondary care medicines spend on behalf of both the Department of Health and the NHS via its information systems.
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It's smaller than the 2005 deficit of $316 billion, but only because people are paying more taxes, not because anyone has reduced spending.
non-life insurance companies will have the greatest hand in external spending when it comes to IT.
In California, state government spending has increased 96 percent between fiscal years 1994-95 and 2004-05, more than twice the increase in population and the cost of living.
2 percent increase from 2004 when citywide construction spending reached $16.
federal spending as a percent of GDP under his watch.
When liberal Democrat Bill Clinton occupied the White House, federal spending continued to climb, but at a slower annualized rate of 3.
Government borrowing and spending to fill some of the gap may not be the ideal solution.
In addition, purchase cards strengthen control department spending, solve nagging timing problems currently disrupt management efforts at planning and control and reduce the ability of employees to circumvent the traditional purchasing system.
22 /PRNewswire/ -- Profit-sharing payouts to employees of Chrysler Corporation totalling an estimated $269 million could translate into as much as $415 million of additional spending in metropolitan Detroit in the months ahead, according to an analysis by economists at Comerica Bank.
This article describes the accounts of the state and local sector, discusses the recent spending requirements and revenue shortfalls that have precipitated the current budget woes, and gives a brief perspective on the outlook.