• WordNet 3.6
    • n depreciation a decrease in price or value "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
    • n depreciation a communication that belittles somebody or something
    • n depreciation decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Depreciation The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.
    • Depreciation The falling of value; reduction of worth.
    • Depreciation the state of being depreciated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n depreciation The act of lessening or bringing down price or value.
    • n depreciation A fall in value; reduction of worth.
    • n depreciation A belittling or running down of value or merit; conscious undervaluation or underestimation of the merits of a person, action, or thing; unfavorable judgment or scant praise: as, he is much given to the depreciation of even his best friends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Depreciation the falling of value: disparagement
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  • Carl Jung
    “All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Lay up your treasures in heaven where there is no depreciation.”
  • Xaviera Hollander
    Xaviera Hollander
    “Actually, if my business was legitimate, I would deduct a substantial percentage for depreciation of my body.”
  • Carlo Goldoni
    Carlo Goldoni
    “A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dépréciation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. depretiāre, -ātumde, down, and pretium, price.


In literature:

I shall never attempt to raise myself by depreciating the merits of my competitors.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Whatever attempts were made at any time to depreciate the Emperor, his son's loyalty to him never flinched.
"The Tragedy of St. Helena" by Walter Runciman
Sometimes the topic is treated in an almost Buddhist spirit of reasonableness and depreciation of self-mortification for its own sake.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The idea of having had a white father, in many instances, depreciated the pecuniary value of male slaves, if not of the other sex.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify the evils, of the present times.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 4" by Various
They are the men who make their profits out of the depreciation of money.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
It kills it when, as under this Act, compulsory purchases are to be paid for in cash and voluntary purchases in depreciated stock.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
Thou always speakest in depreciation of the two Krishnas and king Yudhishthira the just.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The inevitable consequence of a depreciated currency must be a rise of prices, usually greater than the actual percentage of depreciation.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
I began to depreciate myself for allowing Zoe or anything connected with her to thwart my will with reference to Dorothy.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
You depreciate yourself, and you make light of other people's belief in you.
"Macleod of Dare" by William Black
Dimmer than a demand of a dance in the surrounding depreciation.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
Prices continued to rise and currency to depreciate.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
To have depreciated Fanny Eliott's rarity by a shade would have been to call in question her own.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Sapphires and real lace depreciate rapidly in the cloister or the desert.
"The Spinster Book" by Myrtle Reed
They are either depreciated, or claimed as rights; very often both.
"We and the World, Part I" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Investment markets were sluggish, and there were thousands of notes whose values were rapidly depreciating.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Clement was getting towards an age when clever youngsters are not unapt to exercise their talents in depreciating home surroundings.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Mr. Shull places the annual depreciation and interest on stock at $180, equal to nearly one-seventh of the total receipts of the farm.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Depreciation of America of any sort he resented at once.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury

In news:

Financial smarts depreciate as we age.
You can't depreciate an amount greater than your tax basis in the aircraft.
Preserving Cash After the Expiration of Bonus Depreciation .
Functional Classification of Natural Expenses and Additional Allocations of Plant Operation and Maintenance, Depreciation , and Interest Expenses.
EEI/AGA Property Accounting & Depreciation Training Seminar.
Given how quickly stocks have gone down recently, securities placed in a revocable trust could be sold to keep them from depreciating in that time.
Congress and the president got it right with this year's changed depreciation rules.
Fuel-efficient cars depreciate more slowly since such cars are considered to be more in-demand.
Nigerian Naira Depreciates as Oil Industry Withholds Dollars.
Nigerian Naira Depreciates as Oil Industry Withholds Dollars.
A less-expensive car can cost you more in the long run than a more-expensive alternative when you factor in our owner -cost estimates that include depreciation, fuel cost, loan interest, insurance, sales tax, and maintenance and repairs.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon city coffers will be about $100,000 less in 2010 than in 2009 based on depreciation values of personal property .
His realization that Macs "do work stuff too" causes PC to want to "just lie here and depreciate.
Depreciation is recaptured up to the amount of "total depreciation taken".
So, in this case, all of the gain is depreciation recapture since the sales price of $30,000 is less than the total depreciation of $50,000.

In science:

In this case it was argued that the main source of distortion of this index is related to the depreciation of the American dollar due to the feedback action of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Self-Similar Log-Periodic Structures in Western Stock Markets from 2000
Since the connection reduces to the standard one the only way to introduce vector potentials would be through the metric by following the Kaluza-Klein construct . This last procedure will be depreciated in favor of a better one.
Conformal Gauge Relativity - On the Geometrical Unification of Gravitation and Gauge Fields
By a detailed solution of the hydrodynamical, radiative transfer, and statistical equilibrium equations we con firm that sufficiently strong XU V radiation source may decrease the P V ionization fraction, possibly depreciating the P V lines as a reliable mass-loss rate indicator.
Influence of XUV radiation on Pv ionization fraction in hot star winds
Therefore, we see no sense in depreciating statements like “alluded but not carried out” or “they give a rather cumbersome evaluation”.
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
This magnificent accomplishment is in no way depreciated by noting that by itself it is not a cosmological test.
Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters
Financial statements have expected signs. This is effective at spotting that loans have been overrepaid, or assets over-depreciated; the sign of the relevant balance sheet entry reverses.
Self-Checks In Spreadsheets: A Survey Of Current Practice
The counterintuitive property of control codes is that unavoidable depreciation may take place without any change occurring in the control code itself.
Informal Control code logic
Because such depreciation, if coming from known time limits, is extremely predictable it is not justified to qualify it as a risk as risk must be connected to uncertainty in the first place.30 In the sequel of this section operations risks will be discussed in more detail.
Informal Control code logic
One might begin with looking at the situation in which the price of the bond depreciates due to a rising debt level and a higher level of employment.
Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting