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depreciation,

n the charges against earnings to write off the cost, less salvage value, of an asset over its estimated useful life. It is a bookkeeping entry and does not represent any cash outlay, nor are any funds earmarked for the purpose. There are three classic methods of applying depreciation: straight line, sum of the year's digits, and double declining balance.

depreciation

the decline in value over time of capital items.
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From the medium-long term view, given the fundamentals of current account surplus, the abundant foreign reserve, the balanced fiscal condition, and the robust financial system, there is no basis for RMB to depreciate continuously.
That said, in the opposite case, when the lira depreciates, exporters are able to decrease their prices in terms of the dollar or the euro according to the difference existing between import price-cost increases and export price rises in terms of the lira.
1 : belittle <He often depreciates his own talent.
In contrast, a BMW 325d SE Coupe depreciates by only 25% in its first year, by 37% after two years and by 47% after three years.
Buying a cheaper car that depreciates rapidly is a false economy.