write-down


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write-down

(rīt′doun′)
n. Accounting
A downward adjustment in the value of an asset.
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Noun1.write-down - (accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset
accounting - a system that provides quantitative information about finances
wear and tear, depreciation - decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
deduction, tax deduction, tax write-off - a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket

write-down

noun
A lowering in price or value:
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