basis point


noun Finance.

one hundredth of one percent, as of interest rates, or investment yields.

Origin of basis point

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for basis point

basis point

noun

a measure used for describing interest rates, equal to one hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%)
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