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  1. amortize

    • IPA[əˈmɔːtʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      gradually write off the initial cost of (an asset) over a period;reduce or pay off (a debt) with regular payments
    • verb: amortize, 3rd person present: amortizes, gerund or present participle: amortizing, past tense: amortized, past participle: amortized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. gradually write off the initial cost of (an asset) over a period the vessel's owners could not amortize her high capital costs
    • reduce or pay off (a debt) with regular payments eighty per cent of the proceeds has been used to amortize the public debt
    • transfer (land) to a corporation in mortmain lands amortized without licence
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    • IPA[ˈamərˌtīz]

    美式

    • v.
      gradually write off the initial cost of (an asset) over a period: they want to amortize the tooling costs quickly

    Oxford American Dictionary