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Aug 21, 2015
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Adverbs

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pro rata

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with Anu Garg

pro rata

PRONUNCIATION:
(pro RAY-tuh, RAH-)

MEANING:
adverb: Proportionally.
adjective: Proportional.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pro rata (according to the calculated share). Earliest documented use: 1575.

USAGE:
“The distribution would be pro rata on length of service.”
Dennis Conroy; The Cairo Connection; Trafford; 2005.

See more usage examples of pro rata in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

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