Define: Accumulated Depreciation

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Definition: Accumulated Depreciation

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

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