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PRO RATA Definition
PRO RATA is the basis for allocating an amount proportionally to the items involved. An amount may be proportionally distributed to assets, expenses, funds, etc.
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AVOIDABLE COST is the amount of expense that would not occur if a particular decision were to be implemented (e.g., if an employee is laid off at a company that is self-insured for unemployment compensation, the avoidable cost is total direct salary less payments for unemployment benefits plus savings in employee benefits).
INFLATION HEDGE is a defensive investment that protects against the risk of loss caused by inflation. Tangible investments such as gold, silver and precious gems and coins are inflation hedges.