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depreciation

noun

1 depreciation

A decrease in price or value.

Roget 483: underestimation; depreciation etc. (detraction) 934; pessimism, pessimist; undervaluing etc. v.; modesty etc. 881.   

Roget 36: decrease, diminution; lessening etc. v.; subtraction etc. 38; reduction, abatement, declension; shrinking etc. (contraction.) ... show more

Roget 815: cheapness, low price; depreciation; bargain; good penny worth &c.; snap [U.S.].    [Absence of charge] gratuity; free quarters, free seats, free admission, pass, free pass, ... show more

Roget 813: discount, abatement, concession, reduction, depreciation, allowance; qualification, set-off, drawback, poundage, agio, percentage; rebate, rebatement; ... show more

Dutch: depreciatie, devaluatie, ontwaarding, waardevermindering
Polish: dekapitalizacja



2 depreciation

Decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use.

synonym: wear and tear.

Polish: amortyzacja

3 depreciation

A communication that belittles somebody or something.

synonyms: derogation, disparagement.

Roget 932: disapprobation, disapproval; improbation; disesteem, disvaluation, displacency; odium; dislike etc. 867.    dispraise, discommendation; blame, censure, ... show more

Roget 934: detraction, disparagement, depreciation, vilification, obloquy, scurrility, scandal, defamation, aspersion, traducement, slander, calumny, obtrectation, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abatement, ablation, abridgment, agio, alleviation, allowance, attenuation, attrition, backbiting, backstabbing, bank discount, belittlement, belittling, break, breakage, calumny, cash discount, chain discount, charge-off, cheapening ... show more.

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