UNDERBUDGETED is a line item within a budget to where the budgeted amount is not sufficient to cover the actual amount.
COMPENSATING ERROR is the name given to the situation where one mistake cancels out the effect of a second mistake.
DEPLETION is the process of cost allocation that assigns the original cost of a natural resource to the periods benefited. For example: a mining company purchases mineral rights to a deposit for $5 million for a period of ten years. The cost of the natural resource, $5 million, will be depleted over the ten years of the benefit; i.e., it is the physical exhaustion of a natural resource (e.g., timber, oil and coal).
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