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discount

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noun dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt\

Simple Definition of discount

  • : an amount taken off a regular price : a price reduction

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of discount

  1. 1 :  a reduction made from the gross amount or value of something: as a (1) :  a reduction made from a regular or list price (2) :  a proportionate deduction from a debt account usually made for cash or prompt payment b :  a deduction made for interest in advancing money upon or purchasing a bill or note not due

  2. 2 :  the act or practice of discounting

  3. 3 :  a deduction taken or allowance made

Examples of discount in a sentence

  1. The store offers a two percent discount when customers pay in cash.

  2. <a discount of 20% from the original price>



1622

First Known Use of discount

1622


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discount

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verb dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt, dis-ˈ\

Simple Definition of discount

  • : to lower the amount of (a bill, price, etc.)

  • : to lower the price of (a product)

  • : to think of (something) as having little importance or value

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of discount

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make a deduction from usually for cash or prompt payment <a discounted price> b :  to sell or offer for sale at a discount <discounting last year's model>

  3. 2 :  to lend money on after deducting the discount

  4. 3 a :  to leave out of account :  disregard b :  to minimize the importance of <shouldn't discount his contributions> c (1) :  to make allowance for bias or exaggeration in (2) :  to view with doubt <discount a rumor> d :  to take into account (as a future event) in present calculations

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to give or make discounts

discounter

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Examples of discount in a sentence

  1. The vacation plan included a discounted price on our hotel room.

  2. Car dealers are heavily discounting last year's unsold models.

  3. These threats cannot be entirely discounted.



Origin and Etymology of discount

modification of French décompter, from Old French desconter, from Medieval Latin discomputare, from Latin dis- + computare to count — more at count


First Known Use: 1629


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discount

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adjective dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt\

Simple Definition of discount

  • : selling goods or services at reduced prices

  • : offered or sold at a reduced price

  • : cheaper than usual

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of discount

  1. 1 a :  selling goods or services at a discount <discount stores> <a discount broker> <discount airlines> b :  offered or sold at a discount <discount tickets>

  2. 2 :  reflecting a discount <discount prices>

1863

First Known Use of discount

1863



DISCOUNT Defined for Kids

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discount

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noun dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt\

Definition of discount for Students

  1. :  an amount taken off a regular price




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discount

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verb dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt, dis-ˈkau̇nt\

Definition of discount for Students

discounted

discounting

  1. 1 :  to lower the amount of a bill, debt, or price

  2. 2 :  to think of as not important or serious <Don't discount her idea.>




Law Dictionary

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discount

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noun dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt\

Legal Definition of discount

  1. :  a reduction made from the gross amount or value of something: as a :  a reduction made from a regular or list price or a proportionate deduction from a debt account usually made for prompt payment or for payment in cash b :  a reduction made for interest in advancing money upon or purchasing a note not yet due c :  a reduction in the price of a bond — see also discount bond at bond 2 d :  the sale of securities that are issued below and redeemed at face value — compare premium 1




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discount

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transitive verb dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt, dis-ˈkau̇nt\

Legal Definition of discount

  1. 1a :  to make a deduction from usually for cash or prompt payment b :  to sell or offer at a lowered price

  2. 2 :  to lend money on after deducting a discount <banks discount negotiable instruments>

  3. 3 :  to take into account (a future event or prospect) in making present calculations

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to give or make discounts




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discount

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adjective dis·count \ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt\

Legal Definition of discount

  1. 1a :  selling goods or services at a discount <a discount broker> b :  offered or sold at a discount <discount securities>

  2. 2 :  reflecting a discount <the discount price>





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