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book value

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noun
  1. distinguished from market value
  2. total assets minus all liabilities; net worth.
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Origin of book value

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for book value

book value

noun
  1. the value of an asset of a business according to its books
    1. the net capital value of an enterprise as shown by the excess of book assets over book liabilities
    2. the value of a share computed by dividing the net capital value of an enterprise by its issued sharesCompare par value, market value
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