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
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 deflation, depression, devaluation, drop, fall, slump
2 belittlement, denigration, deprecation, derogation, detraction, disparagement, pejoration
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