discount Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"discount" in American English

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discountnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɪs·kɑʊnt/
a reduction in the ​usualprice for something: Students ​receive a 10 ​percent discount. He gets a ​seniorcitizen discount at the ​theater.

discountverb [T]

 us   /dɪsˈkɑʊnt, ˈdɪs·kɑʊnt/

discount verb [T] (NOT CONSIDER)

to ​decide that something or someone is not ​worthconsideration or ​attention: He discounted ​fears about ​computer programming ​problemsinvolving the ​year 2000 as ​exaggerated.

discount verb [T] (REDUCE PRICE)

to ​reduce the ​usualprice for something: The ​airline has discounted ​domesticfares.
(Definition of discount from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"discount" in British English

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discountnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɪs.kaʊnt/
A2 a ​reduction in the ​usualprice: They usually give you a discount if you ​buymultiplecopies. They ​offer a ten ​percent discount ontravel for ​students.
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uk   us   /dɪˈskaʊnt/

discount verb (NOT CONSIDER)

[T] to ​decide that something or someone is not ​worthconsidering or giving ​attention: You shouldn't discount the ​possibility of him coming back.

discount verb (REDUCE)

[T often passive] to ​reduce the ​price of something: discounted ​goods/​rates
(Definition of discount from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"discount" in Business English

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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 ​reducedprice 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 ​parvalue.


uk   /dɪˈskaʊnt/  us   /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
[T] COMMERCE to ​sell a ​product or ​service for less than the usual ​price: Our entire ​inventory is discounted below ​ sth by 55%/a quarter, etc. The ​initialcharges 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 ​followingbadnews: Stocks were being discounted because of ​politicalconcernsrelated to the ​upcomingelection.
[T] FINANCE to ​buy a bill of ​exchange before its ​paymentdate at a ​price that is ​lower than its ​value, in ​order to make a ​profit when it is ​paid on its ​paymentdate: If an ​exporter has good ​credit, the ​bank may ​purchase or discount his ​collectionbills.

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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