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  1. depreciation

    • IPA[dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃn]

    英式

    • n.
      a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear;a decrease in the value of a currency relative to other currencies
    • noun: depreciation, plural noun: depreciations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets
    • a decrease in the value of a currency relative to other currencies depreciation leads to losses for non-dollar-based investors depreciation of the curency was expected
    • 2. the expression of a negative view of someone or something; criticism or disapproval his reputation has suffered unduly from the depreciation of Pope and Johnson she would never listen, if she could avoid it, to depreciation of others