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flat ratenoun [C]

uk   us   UK
a ​charge that is the same for everyone: Clients are ​charged at a ​flatmonthlyrate. a flat-rate ​contribution
(Definition of flat rate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flat ratenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​rate that is ​fixed at a particular ​level that does not ​change, however much ​work is done or however much a ​service is used: The only ​exceptions to this ​flatrate are ​calls to 0800 and 0808 ​numbers. They were the first to ​introduce flat-rate ​pricing for ​texts and ​mobilebroadband. a flat-rate ​contribution
FINANCE a ​rate of ​interest on a ​loan that is ​charged on the ​originalamount that was ​borrowed, not on the ​amount of ​debt that is still to be ​paid back: If you ​borrow £5,000 on a 6% ​flatrate, you will still ​pay 6% ​interest on £5,000 in the last ​year, when most of the ​loan has already been ​repaid.
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a ​rate that is the same for everyone: Employees will ​contribute a ​flatrate of £15 monthly.
(Definition of flat rate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flat rate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 统一价格, 统一收费…
in Chinese (Traditional) 統一價格, 統一收費…
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