Definition of discount rate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    discount rate

    BrE BrE//ˈdɪskaʊnt reɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊnt reɪt//
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  1. 1the minimum rate of interest that banks in the US and some other countries must pay when they borrow money from other banks
  2. 2the amount that the price of a bill of exchange is reduced by when it is bought before it reaches its full value
  3. 3the rate at which an investment increases in value each year
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: discount rate