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Pronunciation:  di`preeshee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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
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