sum of the years' digits method

sum of the years' digits method
sum of the years' digits method UK US noun [S] (ABBREVIATION SYD, also sum of the digits method) ACCOUNTING
a reduction in the recorded value of particular assets where the amount subtracted from their value each year gets less as the assets get older

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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