write–off noun \ˈrīt-ˌȯf\
: an elimination of an item from the books of account
a : a reduction in book value of an item (as by way of depreciation)
b : a tax deduction of an amount of depreciation, expense, or loss
chiefly British : something (as a damaged vehicle) or someone regarded or conceded as a loss
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