Expense vs Consumption - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between expense and consumption

is that expense is a spending or consuming often specifically an act of disbursing or spending funds while consumption is the act of consuming something.

As a verb expense

is to charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.

expense

English

Noun

(wikipedia expense) (en noun)
  • A spending or consuming. Often specifically an act of disbursing or spending funds.
  • She went to great expense to ensure her children would get the best education.
    Buying the car was a big expense , but will be worth it in the long run.
    We had a training weekend in New York, at the expense of our company.
  • * , Sonnet 44:
  • Husband nature's riches from expense .
  • That which is expended, laid out, or consumed. Sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls.
  • Jones reached the final at the expense of Jones, who couldnĀ“t beat him.
  • (obsolete) Loss.
  • * , Sonnet 30:
  • And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.

    Synonyms

    * (that which is expended) cost, charge, outlay, disbursement, expenditure, payment

    Derived terms

    * expense account

    Verb

  • To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
  • It should be acceptable to expense a business lunch with a client.

    Derived terms

    * expense magazine, (Military):'' a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. - Henry Lee Scot ''Military Dictionary ----

    consumption

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The act of consuming something.
  • The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
  • The amount consumed.
  • gross national consumption
  • (pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
  • (senseid)(pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • Derived terms

    * autoconsumption, self-consumption. * conspicuous consumption.

    See also

    (Wikipedia)