- interest rate
__UK__/__US____noun__*[*__countable__*]***Word forms "interest rate":**

__singular__interest rate__plural__interest rates__economics__the percentage that an institution such as a bank charges or pays you in interest when you borrow money from it or keep money in an accounthigh/low interest rates:cut interest ratesConsumers have been discouraged by high interest rates.

*(= reduce them)*:The government has cut interest rates seven times in the past year.

*English dictionary.
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