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amortizement

[am-er-tahyz-muh nt, uh-mawr-tiz-] /ˌæm ərˈtaɪz mənt, əˈmɔr tɪz-/
noun
1.
a sloping top on a buttress, pillar, etc.
2.
an architectural feature, as a gable, at the top of a façade.
Also, amortissement
[uh-mawr-tiz-muh nt] /əˈmɔr tɪz mənt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; amortize + -ment, after Middle French or Anglo-French amortissement
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