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Asset appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Tessa's in Italy, Latin is asset.
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Definition of the noun asset

What does asset mean as a name of something?

Asset is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: assets

  1. a useful or valuable quality
    • examples: She will be an asset to the Purchasing Department. | I'm sure you'll be a valuable asset to our company.
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of asset: plus
    • antonym of asset: liability
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun asset


  1. Something or someone of any value; any portion of one's property or effects so considered.
  2. [software] Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused.
  3. [espionage] intelligence asset

Specialised definition of the noun asset

Glossary of finance / investment

a resource such as a real estate property, vehicle, equipment and machinery, and inventory, which is controlled, held, and owned by companies with the aim of generating profit

Glossary of justice

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  1. ASSET, or Aerothermodynamic Elastic Structural Systems Environmental Tests was an experimental US space project involving the testing of an unmanned sub-scale reentry vehicle.
  2. Asset: In information security, computer security and network security an Asset is any data, device, or other component of the environment that supports information-related activities. Assets generally include hardware, software and confidential information. Assets should be protected from illicit access, use, disclosure, alteration, destruction, and/or theft, resulting in loss to the organization.
  3. Asset: In intelligence, assets are persons within organizations or countries that are being spied upon who provide information for an outside spy. They are sometimes referred to as agents, and in law enforcement parlance, as confidential informants, or 'CI' for short.
  4. Asset: An 'asset' in economic theory is an output good which can only be partially consumed or input as a factor of production which can only be partially used up in production. The necessary quality for an asset is that value remains after the period of analysis so it can be used as a store of value. As such, financial instruments like corporate bonds and common stocks are assets because they store value for the next period. If the good or factor is used up before the next period, there would be nothing upon which to place a value.
  5. Asset is a character species.

Phrases with Asset

  1. Asset-Backed
  2. Fixed asset
  3. Liquid Asset
  4. Capital asset
  5. Current asset
  6. Tangible Asset
  7. intangible asset
  8. Intelligence Asset

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Asset

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1983)


Foreign trust L's only asset is a 50 percent interest as a partner in K, and its percentage ownership interest in K is 50 percent. Foreign...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (2001)

Foreign trust L's only asset is a 50 percent interest as a partner in K, and its percentage ownership interest in K is 50 percent. Foreign...

Google previewInternational Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 2014 : deutsch-englische Textausgabe der von der EU gebilligten Standards und Interpretationen (2014)

An asset is a resource: (a) controlled by an entity as a result of past events; and ( b) from which future economic...

An intangible asset is an identifiable non- monetary asset without physical substance.

The residual value of an intangible asset is the estimated amount that an entity would currently obtain from disposal of the ...

Google previewUNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions (2010)

the secured transaction is necessarily more complicated than when the encumbered asset is a simple asset such as a...

Google previewThe 1872 Diary of the Mooresville Macy Farmstead (2010)

Footsteps from the Mayflower to California by Donovan L. Robinson, Joyce A. Robinson

Assets An asset is the area of finance that is least...

Google previewAnimating with Flash 8 (2013)

Creative Animation Techniques by Alex Michael

To Turn off Linkage for a Symbol in a Destination Movie In the destination movie, select the linked symbol in the Library panel and do one of the following: If the asset is a movie clip, button or graphic symbol, choose Properties from the Library ...

Google previewOrganizing Corporate Legal Services (2005)

Theory Vs. Practice by James Cook

If, for example, the asset is a medium-sized bulldozer leased to a contractor, the lessor (owner) can probably reasonably anticipate leasing it to another user if the contractor/lessee does not renew or extend the existing lease. But what if the ...

Google previewSage Instant Accounts For Dummies (2014)

by Jane E. Kelly

To achieve this snapshot, the Balance Sheet looks at the assets the business holds and its liabilities, so it draws on the numbers in a range of nominal codes: ✓ Fixed assets (0010–0051): A fixed asset is an item likely to be held in the business ...

Google previewManual: illustrated reference dictionary of bookkeeping and business practice (1920)

by Washington Institute, Chicago

It should be carefully noted that the furniture of an ordinary business is a fixed asset, while the furniture of a furniture manufacturing company is a floating, or active, asset. In the same way the real estate owned by an ordinary business is a fixed ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

high value airborne asset protection — A defensive counterair mission that defends airborne national assets which are so important that the loss of even one could seriously impact US warfighting capabilities or provide the enemy ...

Google previewThe Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia (2007)

by Denise Evans, O. William Evans

asset Something of value. On a balance sheet or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

Technical University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal A naked option is an option that is written by the option seller with no underlying asset position in the portfolio to cover its risk exposure. This means that the option seller is purely speculating on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: K-Z (2003)

by Jack Rabin

This simplification results from the CAPM's use of pair-wise comparisons of security co- variance with the "market portfolio," rather than using the full covariance matrix between all asset pairs, as in Markowitz's optimization. CAPM extends the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Business and Management (2016)

by Jonathan Law

asset Any object, tangible or intangible, that is ...

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Usage statistics about asset

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Quotes about Asset

You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset. (Tom Hopkins)
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Scrabble value of A1S1S1E1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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