am·​or·​ti·​za·​tion ˌa-mər-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce amortization (audio)
 also  ə-ˌmȯr-
: the act or process of amortizing
: the result of amortizing

Examples of amortization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization after leases rose 5.8% to €10.5 billion ($11.4 billion) in the first quarter, the carrier said in a statement on Thursday. Jillian Deutsch, Fortune Europe, 16 May 2024 Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) improved 13.2% to 591 million euros ($640 million). Glenn Peoples, Billboard, 2 May 2024 That, say, bonds sold to rehab Soldier Field just two decades ago can be rolled into a new $1.2 billion debt issue — with an almost unheard-of 40-year amortization — without trashing the state’s credit rating. David Greising, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2024 Revenue in the streaming business was flat at $2.46 billion, while direct-to-consumer earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization came in at $86 million (up from EBITDA of $50 million in Q1 2023). Todd Spangler, Variety, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for amortization 

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of amortization was in 1810

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“Amortization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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