# discount rate

## Definitions

### Accounting

- noun the rate charged by a central bank on any loans it makes to other banks

### Construction

- A percentage rate used to compute the present value of future cash flow.

### Economics

- noun the percentage used in a discounting calculation, such as to find the present value of future income

### Health Economics

- (written asThe rate of interest used to calculate a present value or to discount future values.
*Discount Rate*)