• WordNet 3.6
    • n amortization payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
    • n amortization the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amortization (Law) The act or right of alienating lands to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring them to dead hands, or in mortmain.
    • Amortization The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund; also, the money thus paid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amortization The act of alienating lands or tenements to a corporation in mortmain. In old French law, letters of amortization could be granted only by the king, and supposed an indemnity or a tax to be paid by the corporation holding in mortmain. The term was often used for the tax alone.
    • n amortization Extinction, as of debt, especially by a sinking-fund; a payment toward such extinction.
    • n amortization Also admortization, amortizement.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. amortisatio, admortizatio,. See Amortize, and cf. Admortization


In literature:

Assuming interest at 5 per cent, this will raise the annual payment to $2,150,000,000 without allowance for amortization.
"The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes
What we pay you will have to be amortized over a period of years.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
One phase of redemption will be further discussed under "Amortization of Capital" and "Ratio of Output to the Mine.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
It was provided that amortization, at L10,000 yearly, should begin in 1917.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
See the works of Amort and Du Molinet, mentioned under CANON.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
What was the overview: securities, un-amortized discounts on bonds, cash on hand?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
The process is called amortization.
"Revisiting the Earth" by James Langdon Hill
Among these were especially Zaccaria, Amort, Kleiner and St. Alphonsus Liguori.
"The War Upon Religion" by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
This practice, known as "amortization," is being given more and more consideration as people come to realize this peculiarity of mining.
"The Business of Mining" by Arthur J. Hoskin

In poetry:

For soul and sense had waxed amort
To wold and weald, to slade and stream;
And all he heard was her soft word
As one adream.
"Morgan le Fay" by Madison Julius Cawein
Amort o'er the sea came speeding
This sea sprite samite-clad,
And my heart for love was bleeding,
But its beating I forbade.
"The Mermaid" by Madison Julius Cawein
And all his soul did wax amort
To stars, to hills, to slades, to streams,
And it but held that sorceress fair
As one of dreams.
"A Mabinogi" by Madison Julius Cawein
The minions of Prince Drowsihead,
The wood-perfumes, with sleepy tread,
Tiptoed around my ferny bed:
And far away I heard report
Of one who dimly rode to Court,
The Faery Princess, Eve-Amort.
"The Forest Way" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Meals to amortize in your memory.
The British carmaker 's adjusted earnings before interest taxes, depreciation and amortization last year fell 18 percent to 76.2 million pounds, with deliveries steady at about 4,200 vehicles.
The British carmaker 's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization last year fell 18 percent to 76.2 million pounds, with deliveries steady at about 4,200 vehicles.
NEW YORK-Ronco posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $2 million in the third quarter.
Understanding Negative Amortization Mortgage Loans Potential borrowers need to understand the ramifications of negative amortization mortgage loans ("Neg Am"), both good and bad.
Understanding Negative Amortization Mortgage Loans.
Scheduled amortization accounted for an additional $3 million reduction.
NEW YORK- Ronco posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $2 million in the third quarter.
Upgrades lets users create and print amortization schedules with prepayments.
That figure includes amortization of the development cost across the expected production run.
Overall, gross profits after depreciation and amortization rang in at $467 million for the quarter, with gross margins up slightly to 58.5 percent from 58.1 percent in 2010.
Response from beans will both add about $35 revenue/acre, and that revenue amortized over a number of years will determine the value of tiling .
The same goes for expenses like depreciation and amortization.
Depreciation or amortization an owner takes on a commercial property.

In science:

Booth and Lueker gave an efficient implementation of PQ-trees that supports this operation in amortized O(|S |) time.
Testing Simultaneous Planarity when the Common Graph is 2-Connected
Using the efficient PQ-tree implementation, computing such an intersection be sped up to amortized linear time in the size of the two PQ-trees.
Testing Simultaneous Planarity when the Common Graph is 2-Connected
The anatomic structure of one transverse, one medial longitudinal and one lateral longitudinal arch can perform the functions of buffering, amortizing, stabilizing and generating propulsion in human activities [4, 5].
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
To check the condition in Lemma 6 efficiently, we will maintain H as plane st-graph and use a data structure that is able to answers queries whether edges and vertices are contained in the same face of H in amortized constant time.
A Planarity Test via Construction Sequences
The data structure supports additionally each of the following modifications to H in amortized time O(1) and maintains a plane st-graph after every modification.
A Planarity Test via Construction Sequences
We will then also ask the question how much amortization is required.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
ID-rate/amortization region, viz. a tradeoff between Q and A.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
This theorem also shows that amortized and non-amortized quantum IDcapacities are different – indeed, any channel N with vanishing quantum capacity also has QID (N ) = 0, whereas Qam ID (N ) = 0 only for trivial channels.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
In it is in fact proven that certain channels require a positive rate of amortization to attain or even to approximate Qam ID .
Identification Via Quantum Channels
The previous observations show that the amortized quantum IDcapacity of a cq-channel N (which equals its classical capacity) can be achieved by visible, non-amortized codes: QID,v (N ) = Qam ID (N ) = C (N ) = C (1) (N ).
Identification Via Quantum Channels
Finally, in only the non-triviality of amortization (and only for the erasure channels) was proved.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
How to characterize the quantum ID-rate vs. amortization rate tradeoff ? 5.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
Does the strong converse also hold for (visible, blind, amortized, etc) quantum ID-capacities? This question seems to require new techniques to be answered.
Identification Via Quantum Channels
This measure is called the amortized free bits complexity of the verifier.
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems
Theorem 20 (Optimized FGLSS Reduction [BGS98]) Suppose that an NP-complete problem has an (O(log n), O(log n))-restricted verifier of amortized free bit complexity ¯f , and suppose that, for some ε > 0, there is an nε+1/( ¯f +1) -approximate algorithm for Independent Set.
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems