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Write-off

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Noun

1. write-down, write-off

(accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset

2. write-off

the act of cancelling from an account a bad debt or a worthless asset

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Write-off

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verb (tr, adverb)
1. accounting
a. 
to cancel (a bad debt or obsolete asset) from the accounts
b. 
to consider (a transaction, etc) as a loss or set off (a loss) against revenues
c. 
to depreciate (an asset) by periodic charges
d. 
to charge (a specified amount) against gross profits as depreciation of an asset
2. 
to cause or acknowledge the complete loss of
3. 
to send a written order for (something)
she wrote off for a brochure
4. informal
to damage (something, esp a car) beyond repair
noun write-off
5. accounting
a. 
the act of cancelling a bad debt or obsolete asset from the accounts
b. 
the bad debt or obsolete asset cancelled
c. 
the amount cancelled against gross profits, corresponding to the book value of the bad debt or obsolete asset
6. informal
something damaged beyond repair, esp a car
7. informal
a period of time during which nothing useful has been achieved
For him, the rest of the decade was a creative write-off.
Today was a complete write-off.
noun
1. British
a damaged vehicle that is not economically viable to repair
The car is a write-off.
2. informal
a waste of time because nothing useful has been achieved
For him, the rest of the decade was a creative write-off.
Today was a complete write-off.
3. 
an act of officially stating that someone does not need to pay back money owed
Mr James persuaded the banks to accept a large write-off of debt.

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Write-off

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1. 
to cancel or remove from accounts (bad debts, claims, etc.)
2. 
to drop from consideration
3. 
amortize (sense 2)
noun
something written off, amortized, etc.

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Write-off

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n.
Accounting
1.
a. A cancellation of a worthless asset from a balance sheet.
b. The amount canceled or lost.
2. A downward adjustment in earnings or in the value of an asset on account of a loss or expense: a tax write-off for business expenses.

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