1. [ noun ] a decrease in price or value over time

"depreciation of the dollar against the yen"

Related terms: appreciation decrease depreciate
2. [ noun ] (business) decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
Synonyms: wear_and_tear
Related terms: financial_loss write-off straight-line_method depreciate
3. [ noun ] a communication that belittles somebody or something
Synonyms: disparagement derogation
Related terms: disrespect defamation denigration aspersion detraction sour_grapes condescension moonie effeminacy suit tree_hugger touchy-feely minimize
Similar spelling:   deprecation