Expense vs Consumption - What's the difference?
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.
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.
* , Sonnet 44:
- We had a training weekend in New York, at the expense of our company.
That which is expended, laid out, or consumed. Sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls.
- Husband nature's riches from expense .
* , Sonnet 30:
- Jones reached the final at the expense of Jones, who couldn´t beat him.
- And moan the expense of many a vanished sight.
* (that which is expended) cost, charge, outlay, disbursement, expenditure, payment
* expense account
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.
* expense magazine, (Military):'' a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. - Henry Lee Scot ''Military Dictionary
The act of consuming something.
The amount consumed.
- The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
(pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
(senseid)(pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis.
- gross national consumption
* autoconsumption, self-consumption.
* conspicuous consumption.