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Definition: Purchases


Quick Summary of Purchases

Total of goods and services bought in a period.

What is the dictionary definition of Purchases?

Dictionary Definition

  1. obsolete The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
  2. An individual item one has purchased.
  3. The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.

Cite Term

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Page URL
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Purchases. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
August 16, 2022 https://payrollheaven.com/define/purchases/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Purchases. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
https://payrollheaven.com/define/purchases/ (accessed: August 16, 2022).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Purchases. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved August 16, 2022
, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/purchases/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Purchases are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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