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English noun: depreciation

1. depreciation (act) a decrease in price or value


SamplesDepreciation of the dollar against the yen.


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Antonymsappreciation

2. depreciation (possession) decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use


Synonymswear and tear


Broader (hypernym)financial loss, non-cash expense


Narrower (hyponym)straight-line method, straight-line method of depreciation, write-down, write-off

3. depreciation (communication) a communication that belittles somebody or something


Synonymsderogation, disparagement


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect


Narrower (hyponym)aspersion, belittling, calumniation, calumny, cold water, condescension, defamation, denigration, detraction, disdain, hatchet job, obloquy, patronage, petty criticism, slur, sour grapes, traducement


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