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DEFINITION of 'Fixed Asset'

A long-term tangible piece of property that a firm owns and uses in the production of its income and is not expected to be consumed or converted into cash any sooner than at least one year's time.

Fixed assets are sometimes collectively referred to as "plant".

To learn more about asset classes, check out "What is the difference between tangible and intangible assets?"

BREAKING DOWN 'Fixed Asset'

Buildings, real estate, equipment and furniture are good examples of fixed assets.

Generally, intangible long-term assets such as trademarks and patents are not categorized as fixed assets but are more specifically referred to as "fixed intangible assets".

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