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Definition of Depreciation


  1. The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.
  2. The falling of value; reduction of worth.
  3. the state of being depreciated.

Depreciation Quotations

After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.
Maurice Strong

To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.

The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information.
Norbert Wiener

I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax. I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer. I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief.
Bob Graham

But, at the same time, I think that there is room for economic stimulus in terms of accelerated depreciation to encourage businesses to invest and to grow and ultimately to hire more people again.
John Breaux
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Depreciation Translations

depreciation in German is Wertminderung
depreciation in Italian is deprezzamento
depreciation in Norwegian is avskrivning, verdiforringelse
depreciation in Swedish is avskrivning
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