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BURN RATE Definition
BURN RATE is the rate at which a new company uses up its venture capital to finance overhead before generating positive cash flow from operations. It is the rate of negative cash flow, usually quoted as a monthly rate.
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LONG-TERM is a long period of time. In securities, for a bond it is 10 or more years or as it relates to a buy and hold investment strategy. In accounting, it is thought of as being in excess of 12 months, e.g. long-term liabilities. See SHORT-TERM.
DISCRETIONARY SPENDING consists of US government expenditures that are set on an annual basis. It is a budget that members of Congress can adjust on a yearly basis. Examples of discretionary spending in the United States:
-Environmental Protection Agency
-Department of Veterans Affairs
When looking to cut costs, lawmakers usually look to trimming discretionary spending. See MANDATORY SPENDING.