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pro rata

adjective (also pro-rata)
 
 
/ˌprəʊˈrɑːtə/ US   /ˌproʊˈreɪtə/ formal
relating to a calculation of something such as pay or benefits according to a smaller number of hours worked, a smaller amount of something used, etc. in relation to the hours worked in a full time job, a larger amount of something used, etc.: Part-timers should also get the same benefits as full-timers but on a pro-rata basis.a pro rata refund/increase/share They may get a pro rata refund for the holiday they lost out on.
pro rata adverb
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