Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To divide, distribute, or assess proportionately.
  • intransitive verb To settle affairs on the basis of proportional distribution.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To assess pro rata; distribute proportionally.
  • To make arrangement or agreement on a basis of proportional distribution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb U.S. To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To divide proportionately, especially by day; to divide pro rata.

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

  • verb divide or assess proportionally
  • verb make a proportional settlement or distribution

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From pro rata.]

Examples

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • The number consists of his $3.6 million salary, $1 million signing bonus proration (the signing bonus he received in February 2009), and his $21 million signing bonus from March that, due to creative contract restructuring on the part of the Redskins, did not prorate.

    Analysis: How would a Haynesworth trade financially impact the Redskins?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

  • Now prorate that over a year, and figure out how much you'll be saving over seeing a local doctor and buying the meds in Mexico.

    Going bk to USA to get my meds?

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  • This is from the Latin pro rata.

    October 22, 2007