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  • n. The premium or percentage on a better sort of money when it is given in exchange for an inferior sort. The premium or discount on foreign bills of exchange is sometimes called agio.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The premium or percentage on a better sort of money when it is given in exchange for an inferior sort. The premium or discount on foreign bills of exchange is sometimes called agio.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A commercial term in use, principally on the continent of Europe, to denote—
  • n. The rate of exchange between the currencies of two countries, as between those of Italy and the United States.
  • n. The percentage of difference in the value of two metallic currencies, or a metallic and a paper currency of the same denomination, in the same country; hence, premium on the appreciated currency, and disagio, or discount, on the depreciated one.
  • n. An allowance made in some places for the wear and tear of coins, as in Amsterdam, Hamburg, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fee charged for exchanging currencies

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  • JM boarded the floating currency exchange vessel and involved himself in some serious agio on the bargio.

    February 14, 2010

  • 1.m. Beneficio que se obtiene en negocios financieros por diferencia entre el valor nominal y real, presente y futuro, en compra o en venta:
    agio en cambio de moneda, en descuento de letras, pagarés, etc.
    2.agiotaje.



    June 29, 2009