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Noun: depreciation  di,pree-shee'ey-shun
  1. A decrease in price or value
    "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
  2. Decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
    - wear and tear
  3. A communication that belittles somebody or something
    - disparagement, derogation

Derived forms: depreciations

Type of: decrease, diminution, discourtesy, disrespect, financial loss, non-cash expense, reduction, step-down

Antonym: appreciation

Encyclopedia: Depreciation