Asset

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Technically an asset is anything that has value. A business' assets include pretty much everything the business owns: Computers, chairs, vehicles and even things like good will with their customer base.

When referring to personal financial planning an asset refers to something that will produce income or increase in value. With this definition a house is usually an asset while consumer electronics usually aren't.

Asset
anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company (wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)
In financial accounting, assets are economic resources. Anything tangible or intangible that is capable of being owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value is considered an asset. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assets)
Any property or object of value that one possesses, usually considered as applicable to the payment of one's debts; Sufficient estate; property sufficient in the hands of an executor or heir to pay the debts or legacies of the testator or ancestor to satisfy claims against it; Any goods or ...(en.wiktionary.org/wiki/assets)
asset - a useful or valuable quality(wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)
ASSET - The Association of Supervisory Staff, Executives and Technicians (ASSET), was a British trade union, chiefly representing supervisors in the metal working and transport industries. It was formed from the National Foremen's Association, founded in 1918.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASSET)
An 'asset' in economic theory is an output good which can only be partially consumed (like a portable music player) or input as a factor of production (like a cement mixer) which can only be partially used up in production. ...(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset_(economics))
Asset - In intelligence, assets are persons within organizations or countries that are being spied upon who provide information for an outside spy.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset_(intelligence))
ASSET, or Aerothermodynamic Elastic Structural Systems Environmental Tests was an experimental US space project involving the testing of an unmanned sub-scale reentry vehicle.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASSET_(spaceplane))
asset - Something or someone of any value; any portion of one's property or effects so considered; Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused(en.wiktionary.org/wiki/asset)
( Éléments d'actif ) In the context of bankruptcy it means all the property of the debtor available for distribution for the general benefit of creditors (available for paying debts).(www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/bsf-osb.nsf/eng/br01467.html)
Any items a retailer owns with a monetary value.(www.prenhall.com/rm_student/html/glossary/a_gloss.html)
The various data (audio, video, program-related) which comprise the contents of a multimedia program.(publications.europa.eu/vademecum/vademecum/9313fdfe-c49e-119e-45c6a6441e63e066_en.html)
All items a person owns that have monetary value. Assets include both income and resources.(www.dads.state.tx.us/handbooks/mepd/Glossary/index.htm)
FIDO, Australian Securities & Investments Commission's (ASIC) consumer website, defines assets as 'The resources owned by a company, fund or person. Assets can be tangible, eg cash, investments, property and equipment, or intangible, for example goodwill, patents.'(www.amp.com.au/wps/portal/au/AMPAUHelpCentre3C)
Property of value, property having an economic benefit.(www.cltic.com/WordsPhrases.aspx)