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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization before special items declined to EUR4.47 billion from EUR5.25 billion the year prior while earnings before interest and taxes fell to EUR2.97 billion from EUR4.21 billion in the same quarter of 2022, Bayer said. Cecilia Butini,, 11 May 2023 The Value Grade is the percentile rank of the average of the percentile ranks of the valuation metrics mentioned above along with the price-to-book ratio, the ratio of enterprise value to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) and the price-earnings (P/E) ratio. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 4 May 2023 Adjusted earnings before interest taxation, depreciation and amortization were up 12% at KRW71.9 billion. Patrick Frater, Variety, 2 May 2023 The outlook, by the way, reflects earnings before interest, taxes, amortization, and depreciation. Ed Silverman, STAT, 3 July 2022 While the company’s operating EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) was maintained at €3.2 billion, the same as the previous year, despite higher start-up losses from streaming, profits halved from €2.3 billion to €1.1 billion. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 30 Mar. 2023 Annual revenue adjusted for the merger fell 5 percent in 2022 to $43.1 billion, while adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) declined 12 percent to $9.2 billion. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2023 Last week, Forbes reported that the Orioles were baseball’s fourth-most profitable team in 2022, estimating the team’s operating income — defined by Forbes as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — as $66.7 million. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2023 Previously, the company had a credit agreement with the bank as long as the company was able to maintain $2.5 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Ricardo Torres, Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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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 1 Jun. 2023.

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