capital expenditure

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capital expenditure

[′kap·ət·əl ik′spen·di·chər]
(industrial engineering)
Money spent for long-term additions or improvements and charged to a capital assets account.
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But, if you're improving the facilities or actually adding something new, that will probably fall into the capital expense category.
These arrangements require upfront capital expenses for carriers, and the responsibility for maintenance and records can be confusing.
The resulting benefits include fully outsourced IT administration, no capital expense, and proven security expertise.
The library has minimal operating risks, with past changes in financial position related to the internal funding of capital expenses.