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depreciation

  

      n  
1      (Accounting)  
a    the reduction in value of a fixed asset due to use, obsolescence, etc.  
b    the amount deducted from gross profit to allow for such reduction in value  
2      (Accounting)   a modified amount permitted for purposes of tax deduction  
3    the act or an instance of depreciating or belittling; disparagement  
4    a decrease in the exchange value of currency against gold or other currencies brought about by excess supply of that currency under conditions of fluctuating exchange rates  
   Compare       devaluation       1  
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depreciation

  
1    deflation, depression, devaluation, drop, fall, slump  
2    belittlement, denigration, deprecation, derogation, detraction, disparagement, pejoration  

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