exchange rate


the ratio at which a unit of the currency of one country can be exchanged for that of another country.

Origin of exchange rate

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called rate of exchange. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for exchange rate

Contemporary Examples of exchange rate

  • [W] thout an exchange-rate safety valve you need an alternate way to rebalance economies.

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    Countdown to Euro Crack-Up

    David Frum

    May 31, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for exchange rate

exchange rate


the rate at which the currency unit of one country may be exchanged for that of another
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exchange rate in Culture

exchange rate

The price at which one currency can be purchased with another currency or gold. At any time, for example, one U.S. dollar can purchase a certain number of EU euros or Japanese yen.

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