Depreciation and Amortization Definition & Application Wiki

Depreciation and Amortization Definition & Application Wiki

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Short Definition

D&A = Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation is the non-cash expense of a tangible investment over time.
Amortization is the non-cash expenses of an intangible investment over time.

Depreciation


Short Definition

Depreciation is a term used in accounting, economics and finance to spread the cost of an asset over the span of several years.

Long Definition

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depreciation

Amortization


Short Definition

Amortization or amortisation is the process of decreasing or accounting for an amount over a period of time.

Long Definition

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amortization