Operating lease

Short-term, cancelable lease. A type of lease in which the period of contract is less than the life of the equipment and the lessor pays all maintenance and servicing costs. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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operating lease UK US noun [C]
an arrangement for a company to pay to use equipment, vehicles, a building, etc. for a particular period: an operating lease agreement/contract »

The company leases its facilities under an operating lease agreement.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • operating lease — Gen Mgt a lease that is regarded by accountants as rental rather than as a capital lease. The monthly lease payments are simply treated as rental expenses and recognized on the income statement as they are incurred. There is no recognition of a… …   The ultimate business dictionary

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