depreciationnoun [ U ]uk /dɪˌpriː.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /dɪˌpriː.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/
Examples from literature
- But although the unwarranted depreciation was robbery it was not the worst feature of the methods of this greedy money-changer.
- During my first year in government employ the depreciation in legal-tender notes in which we were paid was very embarrassing.
- He had supposed that the letter in question contained a request for a remittance to cover depreciation in his account.
- The rapid depreciation of the continental currency, had long been viewed with apprehensive anxiety by the enlightened friends of the revolution, and various unsuccessful expedients had been essayed for the purpose of checking its progress.
- This general depreciation of investment securities will doubtless lead to many bankruptcies, if not to a genuine crisis.