# Straight-Line Depreciation

Business / Accounting / Straight-Line Depreciation: Depreciating something by the same (ie. fixed) amount every year rather than as a percentage of its previous value. Example: a vehicle initially costs \$10,000. If you depreciate it at a rate of \$2000 a year, it will depreciate to zero in exactly 5 years. See Depreciation .

### Depreciation

Business / Accounting / Depreciation: The value of assets usually decreases as time goes by. The amount or percentage it decreases by is called depreciation. This is normally calculated at the end of every accounting period (usually a yea MORE

### Straight-Line Depreciation Method

Business / Accounting / Straight-Line Depreciation Method: The depreciation method in which the cost of an asset is allocated equally over the periods of an asset's estimated useful life. MORE

### Straight-Line Depreciation

Business / Accounting / Straight-Line Depreciation: Depreciating something by the same (ie. fixed) amount every year rather than as a percentage of its previous value. Example: a vehicle initially costs \$10,000. If you depreciate it at a rate of \$2000 MORE

### Straight-Line Amortization

Business / Accounting / Straight-Line Amortization: A method of systematically writing off a bond discount or premium in equal amounts each period until maturity. MORE

### External Depreciation

Business / Real Estate / External Depreciation: Reduction in a propertys value caused by outside factors (those that are off the property). MORE

### Straight-Line Method

Business / Finance / Straight-Line Method: Amortizing or apportioning an equal dollar amount of depreciation in each accounting period. MORE