Definition of Asset

1. Noun. A useful or valuable quality.

Exact synonyms: Plus
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Resource, Advantage, Vantage, Forte, Long Suit, Metier, Speciality, Specialty, Strength, Strong Point, Strong Suit
Antonyms: Liability

Definition of Asset

1. n. Any article or separable part of one's assets.

Definition of Asset

1. Initialism. Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians. ¹

2. Noun. Something or someone of any value; any portion of one's property or effects so considered. ¹

3. Noun. (software) Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused. ¹

4. Noun. (espionage) intelligence asset ¹

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Definition of Asset

1. a useful quality or thing [n -S]

Literary usage of Asset

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial report by Minnesota Tax Commission, Washington (State). Board of State Land Commissioners, Washington (State), Board of State Land Commissioners (1910)
"And this good will asset is the thing which section 838 segregated and seeks to ... The Value of the Good Will asset Under this section 838, Revised Laws, ..."

2. Institutional Investors in the New Financial Landscape by H. J. Blommestein, Norbert Funke (1998)
"2.2 asset allocation The asset composition of institutional investors appears to be ... Second, there exists a considerable home bias in asset allocation. ..."

3. The Applied Theory of Accounts by Paul-Joseph Esquerré (1914)
"Good-Will as an asset It should be said, however, that while any reference to good-will may properly be eliminated from the books of a corporation which ..."

4. Profiting from Chaos: : Using Chaos Theory for Market Timing, Stock by Tonis Vaga (1994)
"Sharpe also broadened Markowitz's analysis to indude asset classes other than stocks. For example, short-term government securities such as US Treasury ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law and Procedure of Receivers: With Forms; Being a by Henry Gabriel Tardy, John Wilson Smith (1920)
"Under statutes which do not make the statutory liability of a stockholder an asset of the corporation, the receiver has no right to sue to recover the same. ..."

6. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1918)
"The control established must cover both the items of the assets record— the original cost as shown by the asset account—and the accumulated depreciation as ..."

7. Insurance Regulation and Supervision in Asia by Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (1999)
"asset MANAGEMENT IN NORWEGIAN INSURANCE COMPANIES A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF ... The regulations on insurance companies' asset management concern only the ..."

8. The Mathematical Theory of Investment by Ernest Brown Skinner (1913)
"The wearing value of a single asset whose probable life is given. ... To find the wearing value, at a given time, of an asset whose probable life is known. ..."

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