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de·pre·ci·a·tion

 (dĭ-prē′shē-ā′shən)
n.
1. A decrease or loss in value, as because of age, wear, or market conditions.
2. Accounting An allowance made for a loss in value of property.
3. Reduction in the purchasing value of money.
4. An instance of disparaging or belittlement.

depreciation

(dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting
a. the reduction in value of a fixed asset due to use, obsolescence, etc
b. the amount deducted from gross profit to allow for such reduction in value
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting a modified amount permitted for purposes of tax deduction
3. the act or an instance of depreciating or belittling; disparagement
4. (Economics) a decrease in the exchange value of currency against gold or other currencies brought about by excess supply of that currency under conditions of fluctuating exchange rates. Compare devaluation1

de•pre•ci•a•tion

(dɪˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a decrease in value due to wear and tear, decline in price, etc.
2. such a decrease as allowed in computing the value of property for tax purposes.
3. a decrease in the purchasing or exchange value of money.
4. a lowering in estimation.

depreciation

The fall in value of capital, such as machinery, due to wear and tear, old age, obsolescence, or a fall in the market price.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depreciation - a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
appreciation - an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
2.depreciation - decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or usedepreciation - decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
non-cash expense - an expense (such as depreciation) that is not paid for in cash
financial loss - loss of money or decrease in financial value
straight-line method, straight-line method of depreciation - (accounting) a method of calculating depreciation by taking an equal amount of the asset's cost as an expense for each year of the asset's useful life
write-down, write-off - (accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset
3.depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness, softness - the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
cold water - disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation; "she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"
belittling, denigration - a belittling comment
aspersion, slur - a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
detraction, petty criticism - a petty disparagement
sour grapes - disparagement of something that is unattainable
condescension, disdain, patronage - a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
darkey, darkie, darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
boy - (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy"
jigaboo, nigga, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
coolie, cooly - (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
yellow man - offensive term for an Asian man
yellow woman - offensive term for an Asian woman
slant-eye, gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
papist - an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
Mick, Mickey, Paddy - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
greaser, taco, wetback - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
Boche, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Hun - offensive term for a person of German descent
butch, dike, dyke - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
fag, faggot, fagot, poof, poove, pouf, nance, queer, fairy, pansy, queen - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
half-caste - an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
half-breed - an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
caffer, caffre, kafir, kaffir - an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
Moonie - an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church

depreciation

noun devaluation, fall, drop, depression, slump, deflation the depreciation of a currency's value

depreciation

noun
1. A lowering in price or value:
2. The act or an instance of belittling:
Translations

depreciation

[dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən]
A. N [of value] → depreciación f; [of assets] → depreciación f, amortización f
B. CPD depreciation account Ncuenta f de amortización
depreciation allowance Nreservas fpl para depreciaciones

depreciation

[dɪˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃən] n (= loss of value) [currency] → dépréciation f; [car, equipment] → perte f de valeur
depreciation of [+ currency] → dépréciation de; [+ car, equipment] → perte de valeur de

depreciation

n
(of property, value)Wertminderung f; (in accounting) → Abschreibung f; (of currency)Kaufkraftverlust m
(= belittlement)Herabsetzung f, → Herabwürdigung f

depreciation

[dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃn] ndeprezzamento, svalutazione f
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I rather think his appearance there was distasteful to Catherine; she was not artful, never played the coquette, and had evidently an objection to her two friends meeting at all; for when Heathcliff expressed contempt of Linton in his presence, she could not half coincide, as she did in his absence; and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference, as if depreciation of her playmate were of scarcely any consequence to her.
He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.
There was an air of toleration or depreciation about his utterance of these words, that rather depressed me; and I was still looking sideways at his block of a face in search of any encouraging note to the text, when he said here we were at Barnard's Inn.
There were as yet no tidings of Gurth and his charge, which should long since have been driven home from the forest and such was the insecurity of the period, as to render it probable that the delay might be explained by some depreciation of the outlaws, with whom the adjacent forest abounded, or by the violence of some neighbouring baron, whose consciousness of strength made him equally negligent of the laws of property.
The curate smoothed matters by promising to make good all losses to the best of his power, not only as regarded the wine-skins but also the wine, and above all the depreciation of the tail which they set such store by.
Norris had not discernment enough to perceive, either now, or at any other time, to what degree he thought well of his niece, or how very far he was from wishing to have his own children's merits set off by the depreciation of hers.
For an hour or more that evening I listened to his monotonous chirrup about bad money driving out good, the token value of silver, the depreciation of the rupee, and the true standards of exchange.
There was an easy negligence in his manner and even in his dress (his hair carelessly disposed, and his neckkerchief loose and flowing, as I have seen artists paint their own portraits) which I could not separate from the idea of a romantic youth who had undergone some unique process of depreciation.
The men crowded about Tarzan with many questions, but his only answer was a laughing depreciation of his feat.
Fred gave up the fallacious hope of getting a genuine opinion; but on reflection he saw that Bambridge's depreciation and Horrock's silence were both virtually encouraging, and indicated that they thought better of the horse than they chose to say.
Toby was only joking, for he gravely shook his head in self- depreciation.
The multiplicity of man-gods on the teeming sidewalks became a real bore to Michael, so that man-gods, in general, underwent a sharp depreciation.