1. The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.
2. The falling of value; reduction of worth.
3. the state of being depreciated.
n 1: a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar
against the yen" [ant: appreciation]
2: decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
[syn: wear and tear]
3: a communication that belittles somebody or something [syn: disparagement,