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depreciation

de·pre·ci·a·tion

depreciation

pronunciation:
dih pri shi eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a decrease in value due to aging, wear, or the like.
definition 2: an allowance made for this decrease in accounting or for tax purposes.
definition 3: a decline in a currency's purchasing power.
definition 4: an instance of disparaging or belittling.