simple interest


noun

interest payable only on the principal; interest that is not compounded.

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Origin of simple interest

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for simple interest

simple interest

noun

interest calculated or paid on the principal aloneCompare compound interest
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Science definitions for simple interest

simple interest

Interest computed only on the original principal and not on the sum of the principal plus accrued interest. The amount of simple interest remains constant. Compare compound interest.
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