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write-off

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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
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Noun

Singular
write-off

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  1. (accounting) The cancellation of an item; the amount cancelled or lost
  2. Something that is now worthless (such as a car after an accident)

Usage notes

  • This form is about as common as "writeoff" in usage as a noun.

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to write-off

  1. To reduce an asset's book value to zero
  2. To amortize over a period

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