write-down

[rahyt-doun]

noun Accounting.

a reduction of the entered value of an asset account.
the procedure of reducing the recorded value of an asset, either by estimate or as a plan.

Origin of write-down

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase write down
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Related Words for write-down

decline, reduction, decrease, markdown, devaluation, fall, slump, deflation

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