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am·or·ti·za·tion

 (ăm′ər-tĭ-zā′shən, ə-môr′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of amortizing.
b. The money set aside for this purpose.
2. In reckoning the yield of a bond bought at a premium, the periodic subtraction from its current yield of a proportionate share of the premium between the purchase date and the maturity date.

amortization

(əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

amortisation

n
1. (Banking & Finance)
a. the process of amortizing a debt
b. the money devoted to amortizing a debt
2. (Banking & Finance) (in computing the redemption yield on a bond purchased at a premium) the amount that is subtracted from the annual yield. Compare accumulation3b
amortizement, amortisement n

am•or•ti•za•tion

(ˌæm ər təˈzeɪ ʃən, əˌmɔr-)

also am•or•tize•ment

(-ˈtaɪz mənt, əˈmɔr tɪz-)

n.
1. an act or instance of amortizing a debt or other obligation.
2. the sums devoted to this purpose.
[1665–75]

amortization, amortizement

the paying off of a debt in equal installments composed of gradually changing amounts of principal and interest.
See also: Finance
the transfer or sale of property in mortmain.
See also: Property and Ownership
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amortization - the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of yearsamortization - the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
2.amortization - payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfersamortization - payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
defrayal, defrayment, payment - the act of paying money
Translations
amortizacija
상각
amortisering

amortization

[əˌmɔːtɪˈzeɪʃən] Namortización f

amortization

[əˌmɔːrtaɪˈzeɪʃən] amortisation (British) n (= paying off) [debt, cost, expenses] → amortissement m

amortization

nAmortisation f

amortization

[əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃn] n (Comm) → ammortamento
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Determining which option is better depends on how much is amortizable, the probability the IRS will approve amortizations under the old method, the period over which the asset can be amortized and the discount rate.
While most credit card asset-backed securities (ABS) early amortizations have been tied to weak collateral performance or seller/servicer insolvency, prepayment risk has also recently surfaced in conjunction with the declining interest rate environment.
Scheduled 2004 and 2005 amortizations are now due almost entirely to official creditors.