According to investopedia.com, although both of them, depreciation and amortization, are used interchangeably, technically, we should use depreciation and amortization to describe tangible assets, e.g. properties, plant and equipment, and intangible assets, e.g. good will, trademark, respectively.
Nevertheless, as an investor instead of an accountant, it looks like both of them are the same thing because what I need to know is the sum of them and how long of them in such a way that I can predict the condition of the company in the future.
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