amortization

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English amortisen "to kill, alienate in mortmain", from Anglo-French amorteser, alteration of amortir, from Vulgar Latin admortire "to kill", from Latin ad- and mort, "death".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˌmɔːtəˈzeɪʃən/, /əˌmɔːtaɪˈzeɪʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæmɚtəˈzeɪʃən/, /əˌmɔɹtəˈzeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

amortization (countable and uncountable, plural amortizations)

  1. The reduction of loan principal over a series of payments.
  2. The distribution of the cost of an intangible asset, such as an intellectual property right, over the projected useful life of the asset.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]