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  • n. Alternative spelling of amortization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See amortization, amortize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
  • n. the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years


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  • Between them the additions of Jérôme Boateng, Yaya Touré, Mario Balotelli and James Milner added close to £17m, which the departure of Robinho and his £8. 125m a year in amortisation charges could only partially offset.

    Sheikh Mansour takes spending at Manchester City past half-billion mark

  • By the end of this year, 15% of CLOs will have reached the end of reinvestment -- or so-called amortisation periods -- with an additional 27.5% maturing throughout 2012, S&P said.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Everlife could be worth five to seven times its EBITDA, or earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, which is 10 billion yen, sources had told Reuters previously.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Their squad cost nearly as much every season in terms of wages, and amortisation, which is how they account for transfer spending as man utd, and costs have only gone up, but their income has collapsed

    The Guardian World News

  • The exact dates when cash changes hands on transfer fees are not relevant; instead there is a balance-sheet instrument known as amortisation by which the total value of the fee is written down according to the length of the contract, causing a natural lag in the financial impact of transfer activity.

    The Guardian World News

  • Kraft's offer was reportedly worth 12 times Cadbury's 2009 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, which is still less than similar takeovers, the UK company said.

    New Statesman

  • Everton's operating expenses, including £17m for the "amortisation" – writing down – of the fees current players were signed for, amounted to almost £97m.

    Player sales help save Everton from £22m loss

  • In leasing today and particularly commercial and retail real estate, it is common to come across the word 'amortisation'.


  • Revenue increased 9.6% to $10.22 billion from $9.32 billion and its closely-watched earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, adjusted for special items, was $3.97 billion, representing organic growth of 5.5%.

    AB InBev Boosted by Emerging Markets

  • Since the 17 net investors among the 26 Champions League clubs analysed spent between them £350.3m, this leeway might effectively disappear even before wages and other operating costs like debt service and accounting charges such as amortisation are considered.

    Premier League clubs spend biggest in the transfer window


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