depreciating depreciating  /dɪ ˈpri ʃi ˌeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value



  1. In a funny, self-depreciating speech, Al Gore joked about his Florida loss and pressed the point that, in what will be a very tight election, every vote matters.
  2. In his memoirs, as in the memory of many of his professional associates, Conant remains a baffling and difficult man by turns waspish and wry, pompous and self-depreciating.


  • May Used-Car Depreciation Greater than April

    Used cars overall depreciated -1 percent during May, a slight increase from -0.1 percent levels during April, with domestic cars changing -1.8 percent; import cars depreciating -1.2 percent; domestic trucks changing -0.5 percent; and import trucks at -0.8 percent.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Vehicle Remarketing


  1. "It is difficult to understand, whereas China is exporting less to the US than to Europe, why the yuan is appreciating vis-a-vis the dollar and why the yuan is depreciating against the euro," Juncker told reporters.
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: Forbes

  2. "I understand that some countries want to increase their exports, but I don't understand the practice of depreciating their currency and forcing others to appreciate theirs in order to accomplish this," Wen said. "I think this is a type of...
    on Mar 14, 2010 By: Wen Jiabao Source: Washington Post

  3. "In terms of fundamentals, there is no problem of supply and demand. There is much more a bubble due to speculation, which is based on a depreciating dollar and geopolitical tensions," Khelil said yesterday.
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Chakib Khelil Source: Arab News

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