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"discount" in British English

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discountnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɪs.kaʊnt/  us   /ˈdɪs.kaʊnt/
A2 a reduction in the usual price: They usually give you a discount if you buy multiple copies. They offer a ten percent discount on travel for students.

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discountverb

uk   /dɪˈskaʊnt/  us   /dɪˈskaʊnt/
(Definition of discount from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"discount" in American English

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discountnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɪs·kɑʊnt/
a reduction in the usual price for something: Students receive a 10 percent discount. He gets a senior citizen discount at the theater.

discountverb [T]

 us   /dɪsˈkɑʊnt, ˈdɪs·kɑʊnt/
  • discount verb [T] (NOT CONSIDER)

to decide that something or someone is not worth consideration or attention: He discounted fears about computer programming problems involving the year 2000 as exaggerated.
  • discount verb [T] (REDUCE PRICE)

to reduce the usual price for something: The airline has discounted domestic fares.
(Definition of discount from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"discount" in Business English

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discountnoun

uk   us   /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
[C or U] COMMERCE a reduction in the usual price of a product or service: get/receive a discount You get a discount if you buy four ink cartridges.give/offer a discount Car manufacturers are offering discounts of up to 15% on all new models.huge/deep/big discount They purchased the stock at a huge discount. The price without discount will be around $55.
[C, usually singular] FINANCE the difference between the reduced price that you originally paid for a security, and the amount you will be paid back when it is ready to be paid: All these securities are sold at a discount to their par value.

discountverb

uk   /dɪˈskaʊnt/  us   /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
[T] COMMERCE to sell a product or service for less than the usual price: Our entire inventory is discounted below retail prices.discount sth by 55%/a quarter, etc. The initial charges will be 5.25%, discounted by 2% to 3.25 % until 31 January.
[T, usually passive] STOCK MARKET if shares are discounted, they go down in price, often following bad news: Stocks were being discounted because of political concerns related to the upcoming election.
[T] FINANCE to buy a bill of exchange before its payment date at a price that is lower than its value, in order to make a profit when it is paid on its payment date: If an exporter has good credit, the bank may purchase or discount his collection bills.

discountadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
COMMERCE →  discounted : discount airfares/tickets/hotels
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET →  discounted : discount bills of exchange
(Definition of discount from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “discount”
in Korean 할인…
in Arabic خَصْم, تَخْفيض…
in Malaysian potongan harga…
in French rabais…
in Russian скидка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減價,打折…
in Italian sconto…
in Turkish indirim, fiyat düşürme, iskonto…
in Polish zniżka, ulga, rabat…
in Spanish descuento…
in Vietnamese tiền khấu trừ…
in Portuguese desconto…
in Thai การลดราคา…
in German der Preisnachlaß…
in Catalan descompte…
in Japanese 割引…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减价,打折…
in Indonesian potongan harga…
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