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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.
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)
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.
The fall in value of capital, such as machinery, due to wear and tear, old age, obsolescence, or a fall in the market price.
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|Noun||1.||depreciation - a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"|
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 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
|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"
cold water - disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation; "she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"
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"
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
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)
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)
papist - an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy
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
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