**Business / Construction / Discount Rate:** A mortgage interest rate that is lower than the current rate for a certain period of time, e.g. 2.00% below variable rate for 2 years.

**Discount Verb Synonyms**: diminish, lessen, minimize, detract from

**Discount Adjective Synonyms**: reduce, mark down, deduct, lower, take or knock off

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**Rate Noun Synonyms**: rank, grade, class, classify, evaluate, estimate, calculate, compute, count, reckon, judge, gauge, assess, appraise, measure

**Rate Verb Synonyms**: measure, pace, gait, speed, velocity, clip

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Business / Finance / All Equity Rate: The discount rate that reflects only the business risks of a project, distinct from the effects of financing. MORE

Business / Finance / Internal Rate Of Return (IRR): Dollar-weighted rate of return. Discount rate at which net present value (NPV) investment is zero. The rate at which a bond's future cash flows, discounted back to today, equal its price. MORE

Business / Real Estate / Discounted Cash Flow: Used in measuring the return from a real estate investment, the present value of a future income stream as determined by a given discount rate. MORE

Business / Finance / Market Capitalization Rate: Expected return on a security. The market-consensus estimate of the appropriate discount rate for a firm's cash flow. MORE

Business / Finance / Discounting: An investment decision rule in which cash flows are discounted at an interest rate and one determines how long it takes for the sum of the discounted cash flows to equal the initial investment. MORE