Accumulated Depletion

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Definition: Accumulated Depletion

Accumulated Depletion

Full Definition of Accumulated Depletion

An accumulating contra-asset account for an asset that is depletable, such as a mine. The balance in this account will be subtracted from the asset account when it is shown on the balance sheet, thus giving rise to the term contra-asset.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Accumulated Depletion are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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