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Pronunciation:  `amurti'zeyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
  2. [n]  the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

AMORTIZATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: amortisation
 See Also: decrease, defrayal, defrayment, diminution, payment, reduction, step-down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*mor`ti*za"tion\, n. [LL. amortisatio,
admortizatio. See {Amortize}, and cf. {Admortization}.]
1. (Law) The act or right of alienating lands to a
   corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring
   them to dead hands, or in mortmain.

2. The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking
   fund; also, the money thus paid. --Simmonds.

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