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dis·count /ˈdɪsˌkaʊnt/

(v.)折扣,打折扣,貼現,不重視,低估

discount

折扣

From: Network Terminology

discount

折扣

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.*

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

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.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

discount

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"