(accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset
write down, set down, get down, put down(verb)
put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
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expense, write off, write down(verb)
reduce the estimated value of something
"For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
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I would tell someone who’s battling cancer to write down the five to ten things that you look forward to doing with the rest of your life. In other words, your future should be the focus. For example, ‘I want to see my grandchildren,’ or ‘I want to take that trip.’ You’ve got to find something to look forward to that will give you strength. You want it to draw you like a magnet. If you don’t try to self-motivate yourself through positive thoughts, cancer will win because it’s not easily defeated.
As we write down our goals, we erase our excuses.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two, nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
The top five trading firms may write down a total of about 630 billion yen in net impairment losses on their resource assets this business year, their spending on upstream assets will be shrinking.
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
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- abschreiben, aufschreibenGerman
- alaskirjata, kirjoittaa muistiin, merkitä muistiin, kirjoittaa ylösFinnish
- 書き留める, 値引きJapanese
- opschrijven, neerschrijvenDutch
- записа́ть, регистри́ровать, запи́сывать, уценя́ть, [[пони́зить]] [[цена, зарегистри́ровать, уцени́ть, уце́нивать, [[понижа́ть]] [[ценаRussian
- viết ra, ghi xuốngVietnamese
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