cash flow


General English


  • The amount of cash a company or construction project generates, or fails to generate, over a specific period of time.
  • The net flow of funds into or out of a project. The sum, in any time period, of all cash receipts, expenses, and investments. Also called cash proceeds or cash generated. The stream of monetary values¬ócosts and benefits¬óresulting from a project investment. See also net.


  • noun a record of the cash which comes into a company from sales (cash inflow) less the money which goes out in purchases or overhead expenditure (cash outflow) during a certain period