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rate of returnnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural rates of return) ( abbreviation ROR)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the ​amount of ​profit that an ​investmentearnscalculated as a ​percentage of the ​money that was originally ​invested: the actual/annual rate of return The Fund's ​actualrate of ​return may be greater or less than the 5% ​return shown in the ​illustration. Record ​crudeprices have ​allowedoilcompanies to show their ​strongest rate of ​return on ​capital for five ​years.earn/generate/offer a rate of return The ​endowmentsoffer an ​averagerate of ​return of around 10%. a decent/good/high ​rate of ​return a fixed/​net/​realrate of ​return a low/​poorrate of ​return a guaranteed/​projected/expected ​rate of ​return
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