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depreciation

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Depreciation \De*pre'ci*a"tion\ (d[-e]*pr[=e]'sh[i^]*[=a]"sh[u^]n), noun [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

depreciation

noun

1: a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen" [ant: {appreciation}]

2: decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use [syn: {depreciation}, {wear and tear}]

3: a communication that belittles somebody or something [syn: {disparagement}, {depreciation}, {derogation}]


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