Define: Accumulated Depreciation

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Definition: Accumulated Depreciation


Quick Summary of Accumulated Depreciation


Total depreciation of a non-current (fixed) asset, deducted from original cost to give net book value.



What is the dictionary definition of Accumulated Depreciation?

Dictionary Definition


Accumulated Depreciation (also known as aggregate depreciation) is the total amount of the depreciation written off the cost price or valuation of a fixed asset since it was brought into the balance sheet of an organisation.


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Definition Sources


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

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

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.