Accumulated Depreciation

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Definition: Accumulated Depreciation

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)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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