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discount ratenoun [C]

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FINANCE, BANKING the ​rate of ​interest that a country's centralbankcharges for ​lendingmoney to other ​banks: cut/​lower/​raise the ​discountrate acut/​reduction/​increase in the ​discountrate The ​centralbankslashed its officialdiscountrate, at which it ​lends to ​commercialbanks, to prevent the ​economy from ​sliding into ​recession.
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING a ​rate of ​interest that you use to ​calculate the ​presentvalue of an ​amount of ​money that you receive or ​pay in the future: In ​terms of ​currentmarketprices a 10% ​discountrate would imply a ​yield of 10.08% over 30 days.
(also bill rate) FINANCE the ​rate by which the ​price of a bill of ​exchange is ​reduced if it is ​bought before its ​paymentdate
COMMERCE a ​reducedpriced that is ​offered to ​customers if they ​buy large ​quantities of ​products or ​services or if they ​pay a ​bill by an ​agreeddate
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