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a deduction from the usual cost of something, typically given for prompt or advance payment or to a special category of buyers:many stores will offer a discount on bulk purchases Finance a percentage deducted from the face value of a bill of exchange or promissory note when it changes hands before the due date.
verb [with object]
1deduct an amount from (the usual price of something): (as adjective discounted)current users qualify for a discounted price reduce (a product or service) in price:merchandise that was deeply discounted—up to 50 percent (as adjective discounted)discounted books buy or sell (a bill of exchange) before its due date at less than its maturity value. 2regard (a possibility, fact, or person) as being unworthy of consideration because it lacks credibility:I’d heard rumors, but discounted them
(of a store or business) offering goods for sale at discounted prices:a discount drugstore chain at a price lower than the usual one:a discount flight