Etymology
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depreciation (n.)

1767, "a lowering of value" (originally of currency), noun of action from depreciate. Sense of "a belittling, deliberate underestimation of the merits of a person, action, or thing" is from 1790. Meaning "loss of value of a durable good by age or wear" is from 1900.

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Definitions of depreciation

depreciation (n.)
a decrease in price or value;
depreciation of the dollar against the yen
depreciation (n.)
decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use;
Synonyms: wear and tear
depreciation (n.)
a communication that belittles somebody or something;
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