pro ration

prorate

[proh-reyt, proh-reyt]
verb (used without object), prorated, prorating.
1.
to make an arrangement on a basis of proportional distribution.
verb (used with object), prorated, prorating.
2.
to divide, distribute, or calculate proportionately.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; partial translation of pro rata

proratable, adjective
proration, noun
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prorate (prəʊˈreɪt, ˈprəʊreɪt)
 
vb
chiefly (US), (Canadian) to divide, assess, or distribute (something) proportionately
 
[C19: from pro rata]
 
pro'ratable
 
adj
 
pro'ration
 
n

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prorate definition


To divide or distribute a sum of money proportionately. For example, if one owned an automobile for only three months, an insurance company would prorate the annual premium by charging only one-quarter of it.

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