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English definition of “prorate”


verb [T]     /ˌprəʊˈreɪt/
ACCOUNTING to calculate a cost , payment , or price according to the number of hours worked , how much of something has been used, etc. in relation to a larger number of hours worked , a larger amount of something used, etc.: The bonuses for part-time employees should have been prorated based on their hours .
proration noun [U]
(Definition of prorate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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