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Oxford dictionary definition of the word discount:
a deduction from the usual cost of something:
rail commuters get a discount on season tickets
we introduced a standard level of discount for everyone
Finance a percentage deducted from the face value of a bill of exchange or promissory note when it changes hands before the due date.
1deduct an amount from (the usual price of something):
a product may carry a price which cannot easily be discounted
reduce (a product or service) in price:
one shop has discounted children’s trainers
buy or sell (a bill of exchange) before its due date at less than its maturity value:
the bill will be discounted, sold for a sum less than its maturity value
2regard (a possibility or fact) as being unworthy of consideration because it lacks credibility:
I’d heard rumours, but discounted them
at a discount
below the nominal or usual price:
a scheme which lets tenants buy their homes at a discount
Compare with at a premium (see premium).
early 17th century: from obsolete French descompte (noun), descompter (verb), or (in commercial contexts) from Italian (di)scontare, both from medieval Latin discomputare, from Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + computare (see compute)