from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cancellation of an item in account books.
  • n. The amount canceled or lost.
  • n. Accounting A reduction or depreciation of the entered value of an item.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cancellation of an item; the amount cancelled or lost
  • n. Something that is now worthless (such as a car after an accident)
  • v. Nonstandard spelling of write off.

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

  • n. (accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset
  • n. the act of cancelling from an account a bad debt or a worthless asset


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