pro·​rat·​ed (ˌ)prō-ˈrā-təd How to pronounce prorated (audio)
: 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

Examples of prorated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their prorated payroll this season was just $28.2 million, higher than only Pittsburgh and Baltimore, according to Spotrac, which tracks teams’ financial data. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prorated was in 1894

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“Prorated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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