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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·count /ˈdɪsˌkaʊnt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·count v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Discounting.]
 1. To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
 2. To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
    Discount only unexceptionable paper.   --Walsh.
 3. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
 4. To leave out of account; to take no notice of. [R.]
    Of the three opinions (I discount Brown's).   --Sir W. Hamilton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·count v. i. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·count n.
 1. A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.
 2. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
 3. The rate of interest charged in discounting.
 At a discount, below par, or below the nominal value; hence, colloquially, out of favor; poorly esteemed; depreciated.
 Bank discount, a sum equal to the interest at a given rate on the principal (face) of a bill or note from the time of discounting until it become due.
 Discount broker, one who makes a business of discounting commercial paper; a bill broker.
 Discount day, a particular day of the week when a bank discounts bills.
 True discount, the interest which, added to a principal, will equal the face of a note when it becomes due. The principal yielding this interest is the present value of the note.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise [syn: price
           reduction, deduction]
      2: interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
         [syn: discount rate, bank discount]
      3: a refund of some fraction of the amount paid [syn: rebate]
      4: an amount or percentage deducted [syn: deduction]
      v 1: bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his
           advances" [syn: dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush
           off, push aside, ignore]
      2: give a reduction in price on; "I never discount these
         books-they sell like hot cakes"