NOTE: refers to a loss of exchange value in the market.
NOTE: does not refer to an accounting deduction (Sense 2)
Currency traders are not expecting another major depreciation of the dollar.
It's a good time to travel there, given the recent depreciation of their currency.
The depreciation of property values in this town was due to the pollution scare.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: DEPRECIATION[+process][+accounting][+deduction][+worth][+asset][+used] [+quantity][+amount][+expense][-cash]
NOTE: refers to expenses on a balance sheet which are the assumed loss of value over time of a used or obsolescent asset.
The usual rate of depreciation for a personal computer is about 20 percent a year.
Our accountant factored in depreciation charges for manufacturing equipment.
You can amortize the expense of this high-end laser if you consider the depreciation allowance.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: implies an agent communicating a belittling message.
John's depreciation of our efforts was disheartening.
Mary's energetic presentation was met with depreciation from the client.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3