prorated

adjective

pro·​rat·​ed (ˌ)prō-ˈrā-təd How to pronounce prorated (audio)
ˈprō-ˌrā-
: divided, distributed, or assessed proportionately (as to reflect an amount of time that is less than the full amount included in an initial arrangement)
The catch is that the Dolphins can get back the prorated portion of the $5 million if Madison defaults on the contract. Mike Freeman
In some cases the warranty is prorated—its value declines over its time limit. Other warranties are not prorated. Roy Berendsohn

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prorated was in 1894

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“Prorated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prorated. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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