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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
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People tend to forget personnel costs are always greater than the hardware/software amortizement.
the acquisition of the minority interest in Rhone-Poulenc Rorer would lead to the amortizement in the consolidated accounts of the share of the goodwill attributed to research and development expenses, for a total of approximately FF2 billion.