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Meaning of DEPRECIATION

Pronunciation:  di`preeshee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a decrease in price or value over time; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
  2. [n]  a communication that belittles somebody or something
  3. [n]  decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
 

DEPRECIATION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: derogation, disparagement, wear and tear
 
 Antonyms: appreciation
 
 See Also: aspersion, belittling, calumny, condescension, decrease, defamation, denigration, detraction, diminution, discourtesy, disdain, disrespect, financial loss, hatchet job, obloquy, patronage, petty criticism, reduction, slur, sour grapes, step-down, traducement, write-down, write-off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*pre`ci*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]pr['e]ciation.]
1. The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value,
   or reputation.

2. The falling of value; reduction of worth. --Burke.

3. the state of being depreciated.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abatement, ablation, abridgment, agio, alleviation, allowance, attenuation, attrition, backbiting, backstabbing, bank discount, belittlement, belittling, break, breakage, calumny, cash discount, chain discount, charge-off, cheapening, comedown, concession, consumption, contempt, contraction, curtailment, cut, cutting, dampening, damping, debasement, decadence, decadency, declension, declination, decline, decrease, decrement, decrescence, decrial, deduction, defamation, deflation, deformation, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demotion, denigration, depletion, depravation, depravedness, deprecation, depression, derogation, descent, deterioration, detraction, devaluation, devolution, diminishment, diminution, dip, disapproval, discommendation, discount, discrediting, disgrace, disparagement, dispraise, dissipation, disvaluation, dive, downtrend, downturn, downward mobility, downward trend, drain, drawback, drop, dying, dying off, ebb, effeteness, erosion, evaporation, exhaustion, expenditure, extenuation, extraction, fade-out, fading, failing, failure, failure of nerve, faint praise, fall, falling-off, impairment, impoverishment, indignity, involution, kickback, knocking, languishment, lapse, leakage, lessening, letup, loss of tone, lowering, lukewarm support, markdown, miniaturization, minimization, minimizing, misestimation, misprision, misprizal, misprizing, mitigation, nose dive, penalty, penalty clause, percentage, plummet, plummeting, plunge, premium, price cut, price fall, price reduction, price-cut, putting down, rebate, rebatement, reduction, refund, regression, relaxation, remission, retraction, retrenchment, retrocession, retrogradation, retrogression, ridicule, rollback, sag, sagging, salvage, scaling down, scandal, setoff, shortening, shrinkage, simplicity, slander, slash, slighting, slippage, slump, sour grapes, subtraction, tale, tare, time discount, trade discount, tret, truncation, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning, underselling, undervaluation, using, using up, wane, wastage, waste, weakening, wearing, wearing away, write-off
 

 

 

 

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