Meaning of “pro rata” in the English Dictionary

"pro rata" in British English

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pro rataadjective, adverb

uk /ˌprəʊ ˈrɑː.tə/ us /ˌproʊ ˈreɪ.t̬ə/ specialized

(Definition of “pro rata” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pro rata" in Business English

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pro rataadjective

also pro-rata uk /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

She earns $40,000 a year pro rata.

(Definition of “pro rata” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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