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dɪˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃənde·pre·ci·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depreciationnoun

    a decrease in price or value

    "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"

  2. depreciation, wear and tearnoun

    decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use

  3. disparagement, depreciation, derogationnoun

    a communication that belittles somebody or something


  1. depreciationnoun

    The state of being depreciated.

  2. depreciationnoun

    The decline in value of assets.

  3. depreciationnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depreciationnoun

    the act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dprciation.]

  2. Depreciationnoun

    the falling of value; reduction of worth

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dprciation.]

  3. Depreciationnoun

    the state of being depreciated

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dprciation.]


  1. Depreciation

    In accountancy, depreciation refers to two aspects of the same concept: ⁕the decrease in value of assets, and ⁕the allocation of the cost of assets to periods in which the assets are used. The former affects the balance sheet of a business or entity, and the latter affects the net income that they report. Generally the cost is allocated, as depreciation expense, among the periods in which the asset is expected to be used. This expense is recognized by businesses for financial reporting and tax purposes. Methods of computing depreciation, and the periods over which assets are depreciated, may vary between asset types within the same business. These may be specified by law or accounting standards, which may vary by country. There are several standard methods of computing depreciation expense, including fixed percentage, straight line, and declining balance methods. Depreciation expense generally begins when the asset is placed in service. For example, a depreciation expense of 100 per year for 5 years may be recognized for an asset costing 500.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Depreciation

    Decline in value of capital assets of a permanent or fixed nature over time with use.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depreciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depreciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of depreciation in a Sentence

  1. Zhu Haifeng:

    The domestic economy is too bad. There are a few good places in China to put your money, in addition, there's also yuan depreciation pressure.

  2. Guillaume Tresca:

    There could be some repricing but less than before. We don't expect a big sell off, we expect some slight, gradual depreciation, in addition, oil prices are still quite high at around $50 a dollar - it's not like in January or February when the pressure on EM was really strong.

  3. Fang Xinghai:

    A depreciation is not in the interests of China's rebalancing; a too deep currency fall would not be good for consumption.

  4. Edward Moya:

    Continued yuan depreciation should be expected, albeit in a staggered pace. Beijing is likely to tolerate further weakness and we could see another 5 % before the end of the year, the US is likely to counter the breach of the critical 7 level to the dollar with verbal intervention. Currency wars are taking center stage.

  5. Ankit Gheedia:

    Buying protection should indeed be one of the key themes for Q1, there is a clear lack of any positive news for equities while continued commodity and manufacturing sector weakness combined with Chinese yuan depreciation is increasing deflationary pressures.

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