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interest rate Syllabification: in·ter·est rate

Definition of interest rate in English:

noun

The proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding: reduced interest rates encourage people to spend money on home improvements an interest rate of 10 percent
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  • The student loan interest rate will stay at 7 % for the year.
  • Higher taxes and surging interest rates in the 1990s limited the growth of the industry and drove some galleries out of business.
  • The biggest concern for voters was the future of interest rates.

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