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English Dictionary: depreciation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for depreciation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
    Antonym(s): appreciation
  2. decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
    Synonym(s): depreciation, wear and tear
  3. a communication that belittles somebody or something
    Synonym(s): disparagement, depreciation, derogation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Depreciation \De*pre`ci*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. d[82]pr[82]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.
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