depreciation expense

gradual reduction of the value of a fixed asset and gradual application of this cost to the expenses of a business over the useful life of the asset. Glossary of Business Terms

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  • depreciation — The amount by which a fixed asset s accounting or book value is periodically reduced to reflect the fact that the economic value of the asset is steadily reduced by a combination of wear and tear from use, age, and/or obsolescence. The offsetting …   Financial and business terms

  • depreciation — /dapriyshiyeyshsn/ In accounting, spreading out the cost of a capital asset over its estimated useful life. Depreciation expense reduces the taxable income of an entity but does not reduce the cash. A decline in value of property caused by wear… …   Black's law dictionary

  • depreciation — /dapriyshiyeyshsn/ In accounting, spreading out the cost of a capital asset over its estimated useful life. Depreciation expense reduces the taxable income of an entity but does not reduce the cash. A decline in value of property caused by wear… …   Black's law dictionary

  • depreciation — Gen Mgt an allocation of the cost of an asset over a period of time for accounting and tax purposes. Depreciation is charged against earnings, on the basis that the use of capital assets is a legitimate cost of doing business. Depreciation is… …   The ultimate business dictionary

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  • expense — ex·pense 1 n: financial burden or outlay; specif: an item of business outlay chargeable against revenue for a specific period busi·ness expense: an expense made in furtherance of one s business esp. as part of the cost of operating a business in… …   Law dictionary

  • Expense — Expenses redirects here. For the row about members expenses in the UK Parliament which started about May 2009, see United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal. Accountancy Key concepts Accountant · Accounting period ·… …   Wikipedia

  • Depreciation — A non cash expense that provides a source of free cash flow. Amount allocated during the period to amortize the cost of acquiring Long term assets over the useful life of the assets. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Depreciation — 1. A method of allocating the cost of a tangible asset over its useful life. Businesses depreciate long term assets for both tax and accounting purposes. 2. A decrease in an asset’s value caused by unfavorable market conditions. 1. For… …   Investment dictionary

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