DEFERRED MAINTENANCE Definition

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DEFERRED MAINTENANCE is asset maintenance that was not performed when it should have been or was scheduled to be performed and was delayed until a future period, i.e. in most cases it is a nice way to say that the asset has not been kept up and is depreciating both in value and physically.

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HEDGE, in securities, is a transaction that reduces the risk of an investment.

DECRETION is a decrease. See also ACCRETION.

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