Definitions for: Depreciation


[n] a decrease in price or value over time; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
[n] a communication that belittles somebody or something
[n] decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: derogation, disparagement, wear and tear

Antonyms: appreciation

See Also: aspersion, belittling, calumny, condescension, decrease, defamation, denigration, detraction, diminution, discourtesy, disdain, disrespect, financial loss, hatchet job, obloquy, patronage, petty criticism, reduction, slur, sour grapes, step-down, traducement, write-down, write-off

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