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depreciation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depreciation  \De*pre`ci*a"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]pr['e]ciation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  lessening,  or  seeking  to  lessen,  price,  value, 
  or  reputation. 
 
  2.  The  falling  of  value;  reduction  of  worth.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  the  state  of  being  depreciated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depreciation 
  n  1:  a  decrease  in  price  or  value  over  time;  "depreciation  of  the 
  dollar  against  the  yen"  [ant:  {appreciation}] 
  2:  decrease  in  value  of  an  asset  due  to  obsolescence  or  use 
  [syn:  {wear  and  tear}] 
  3:  a  communication  that  belittles  somebody  or  something  [syn:  {disparagement}, 
  {derogation}] 




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