[ US /dɪˌpɹiʃiˈeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪpɹˌiːʃɪˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
  2. a decrease in price or value
    depreciation of the dollar against the yen
  3. a communication that belittles somebody or something
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How To Use depreciation In A Sentence

  • The story in Romania is broadly similar, though it did receive a boost from the depreciation of the leu. Journey's End—but Not for Latest Victims
  • Depreciation of furniture and equipment is computed on the straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of five to ten years.
  • Earnings before interest, depreciation and tax doubled to 600,000. Times, Sunday Times
  • Kraft's offer was reportedly worth 12 times Cadbury's 2009 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, which is still less than similar takeovers, the UK company said. New Statesman
  • Unlimited life goods are typically stored at historic cost in the balance sheet and there is no depreciation.
  • So would a substantial depreciation of the value of the dollar. Times, Sunday Times
  • The recent depreciation of the pound could disrupt her plans to expand the product range. Times, Sunday Times
  • A sharp currency depreciation can work both by increasing the price competitiveness of British exports and by encouraging domestic consumers to switch their spending away from imports. Times, Sunday Times
  • A banking crisis in 2003 saw the collapse of one of the country's largest banks and 100 percent depreciation in the Dominican peso.
  • The owner of the asset is entitled to the tax benefits from depreciation.
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