Definition of return rate in English:

return rate

noun

  • 1Finance. A rate of repayment; specifically the annual income from an investment, usually expressed as a percentage of the original investment.

  • 2The fare for haulage or transport back from a place (now rare). Also (now usually): the fare for a round trip.

  • 3The proportion of a particular set of people or things which returns or is returned.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From return + rate.

Pronunciation

return rate

/rɪˈtəːn ˌreɪt/