# rate of return

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## rate of return

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*finance*the ratio of the annual income from an investment to the original investment, often expressed as a percentageThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonyms

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Noun | 1. | rate of return - the amount returned per unit of time expressed as a percentage of the costreturn on invested capital, return on investment, ROI - (corporate finance) the amount, expressed as a percentage, that is earned on a company's total capital calculated by dividing the total capital into earnings before interest, taxes, or dividends are paid rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected" |

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