Definition of Discount rate

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

2. Noun. Interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan.
Exact synonyms: Bank Discount, Discount
Generic synonyms: Interest Rate, Rate Of Interest
Specialized synonyms: Bank Rate

Definition of Discount rate

1. Noun. (finance) An interest rate that a central bank charges depository institutions that borrow reserves from it. ¹

2. Noun. (finance) The interest rate used to discount future cashflows of a financial instrument; the annual interest rate used to decrease the amounts of future cashflows to yield their present value. ¹

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Medical Definition of Discount rate

1. A rate used to convert future costs or benefits to their present value. (05 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discount Rate

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Literary usage of Discount rate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bank Rate and the Money Market in England, France, Germany, Holland, and by Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave (1903)
"Average Monthly discount rate, with proportion of each month to annual Average Rate, 1845-1900,at Banks of England, France, Germany, and Holland, ..."

2. Toward a Sustainable Energy Future by International Energy Agency (2001)
"The discount rate and the Choice of Energy Systems The IEA/NEA ... At a 5 per cent discount rate, gas and coal were the cheapest source in each of three ..."

3. Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2005 Update by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, International Energy Agency (2005)
"At 10% discount rate, the levelised generation costs of nearly all coal-fired power ... Like at 5% discount rate, the variability of cost elements leads to ..."

4. The Principles of Money and Banking by Charles Arthur Conant (1905)
"IV INFLUENCE OF THE discount rate What is meant by the rate of discount—Effect of a high rate in attracting gold—Ultimate effect upon credit and the prices ..."

5. Foreign Exchange by Albert Conser Whitaker (1919)
"The "arrival" discount rate.—Sufficient attention has already been paid to the rates listed in the preceding section, except the "arrival" or "forward" ..."

6. International Finance and Its Reorganization by Elisha Michael Friedman (1922)
"The governor and the deputy governor are responsible for the important measures taken by the bank, such as changes in the discount rate. ..."

7. An American Almanac and Treasury of Facts, Statistical, Financial, and by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, American News Company (1879)
"From 1694, th« year of Ш Foundation, to 1877. KOTZ.—It Is to be understood In all cases that the discount rate ..."

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