- noun the loss of value of an asset over time, which is recorded in accounts as an expense
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- noun the loss of value due to age or deterioration
- noun loss of value of a currency when compared to other currencies
- noun the writing down of the capital value of an asset over a period of time in a company’s accounts. Various methods of depreciating assets are used, such as the straight line method, where the asset is depreciated at a constant percentage of its cost each year, and the reducing balance method, where the asset is depreciated at a constant percentage which is applied to the cost of the asset after each of the previous years’ depreciation has been deducted.