amortization

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Synonyms for amortization

the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers

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The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA) included a long-awaited change in the way intangible assets are amortized: Deductions are allowed for most intangibles, including goodwillgoing concern values, over a 15-year amortization period.
This noncredit-related early amortization risk faced by several high-coupon, fixed-rate credit card ABS transactions has caused investors to gain a greater appreciation for trust structural nuances and for asset liability management strategies' wrote Rui J.
Scheduled 2004 and 2005 amortizations would be due almost entirely to official creditors.
External bond amortizations of the federal government (which dominates public external bond amortizations) total US$3.
6 billion in debt amortizations, $3 billion in short- term debt, and a likely deficit of $1.