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Depreciation

1. A fall in the value of a country's currency on the exchange market, relative either to a particular other currency or to a weighted average of other currencies. The currency is said to depreciate. Opposite of "appreciation." 2. The decline in value or usefulness of a piece of capital over time, and/or with use.

Depreciation

(1) Decrease in value to real property improve-ments caused by deterioration or obsolescence. (2) A loss in value as an accounting procedure to use as a deduction for income tax purposes.

Depreciation

The charge in a company's accounts which reflects the reduction in value of an asset over time as its useable life is exhausted.Depreciation is charged before calculation of profit, on the grounds that the use of capital assets is one of the costs of being in business and one of the contributors to profit.There are two main methods of depreciation:Straight line: the residual (scrap) value of the asset is deducted from its original cost, and the resultant figure is divided by the estimated life of the asset. The result of that is deducted annually over the life of the asset. So an asset that costs £10,000 and that has a residual value of £200 with a useable life of 4 years is depreciated by £2450 per year.Reducing balance: the amount of annual depreciation is a constant proportion of the cost of the asset.Depreciation has no effect on cash flow. It is just an accounting procedure.



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Currency depreciation

Currency depreciation

A decline in the value of one currency relative to another currency. Depreciation occurs when, because of a change in exchange rates, a unit of one currency buys fewer units of another currency.


Accrued Depreciation

Accrued Depreciation

(1) The amount reserved each year in the accounting system for replacement of a building or other asset. (2) The useful life of a property at any given time.


Book Depreciation

Book Depreciation

Depreciation reserved (on the books) by an owner for future replacement or retirement of an asset.


Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation (EBITD)

Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation (EBITD)

A financial measure defined as revenues less cost of goods sold and selling, general, and administrative expenses. In other words, operating and nonoperating profit before the deduction of interest and income taxes. Depreciation expenses are not included in the costs.


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Real appreciation or depreciation
Recapture Of Depreciation
Double declining balance depreciation
Capital depreciation
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