capital improvement

capital improvement UK US noun [C or U]
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE an addition or change made to land, equipment, or a building which increases its value or the profit it produces: »

The company plans to invest $10 million in environmental upgrades and capital improvements.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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