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Definition of

physical asset

Accounting

asset that is not cash or securities an asset such as a building or equipment that has a physical presence, as opposed to cash or securities

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Definitions of ’physical asset’ and meaning of ’physical asset’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’physical asset’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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