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DISCOUNT RATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discount rate mean? 

DISCOUNT RATE (noun)
  The noun DISCOUNT RATE has 2 senses:

1. the rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System
2. interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

  Familiarity information: DISCOUNT RATE used as a noun is rare.


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DISCOUNT RATE (noun)


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Meaning:

The rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("discount rate" is a kind of...):

interest rate; rate of interest (the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use)

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)


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Meaning:

Interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

bank discount; discount; discount rate

Hypernyms ("discount rate" is a kind of...):

interest rate; rate of interest (the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "discount rate"):

bank rate (the discount rate fixed by a central bank)


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