Definition of Depreciation

1. Noun. A decrease in price or value. "Depreciation of the dollar against the yen"

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Antonyms: Appreciation
Derivative terms: Depreciate, Depreciate



2. Noun. Decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use.

3. Noun. A communication that belittles somebody or something.

Definition of Depreciation

1. n. The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.

Definition of Depreciation

1. Noun. The state of being depreciated. ¹

2. Noun. The decline in value of assets. ¹

3. Noun. (accounting) The measurement of the decline in value of assets. Not to be confused with impairment, which is the measurement of the unplanned, extraordinary decline in value of assets. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Depreciation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Depreciation

1. Decline in value of capital assets of a permanent or fixed nature over time with use. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Depreciation

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depreciation (current term)
depreciation allowance
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Literary usage of Depreciation

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1. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"depreciation the opinion of the accounting profession. It is important that there should be some fixity in regard to the rate of depreciation to be allowed. ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"observation and inspection.16 Second, depreciation ascertained by of ... This depreciation is found not only from the time the property has been so used, ..."

3. Valuation of Public Service Corporations: Legal and Economic Phases of by Robert Harvey Whitten (1914)
"Objection that no depreciation reserve is needed to offset normal depreciation. ... Cost-less-depreciation constitutes the total capital contributed by the ..."

4. Capital (1888)
"The taxpayer will also have the freedom not to claim depreciation at all in any year, when there is loss or low profit. It is at times more beneficial for a ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"depreciation and Sinking Funds in Municipal Undertakings. By STANLEY HORSFALL TURNER, MA The questions to be raised centre about the fact that all municipal ..."

6. Financial History of the United States by Davis Rich Dewey (1902)
"With similar ends in view was passed legislation to enforce the regulation of prices when depreciation of the bills became most marked; ..."

7. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1918)
"depreciation a Means of Financing Another view of the purpose of the depreciation charge is that it is a method or means of financing depreciation as it is ..."

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