ETYM Old Fren. interest, French intéręt, from Latin interest it interests, is of interest, from interesse to be between, to be difference, to be importance; inter between + esse to be; cf. Late Lat. interesse usury. Related to Essence.
1. A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; SYN. involvement.
2. The power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); SYN. interestingness.
3. A right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; SYN. stake.
4. A fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed.
5. (Usually plural) A social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; SYN. interest group.
In finance, a sum of money paid by a borrower to a lender in return for the loan, usually expressed as a percentage per annum. Simple interest is interest calculated as a straight percentage of the amount loaned or invested. In compound interest, the interest earned over a period of time (for example, per annum) is added to the investment, so that at the end of the next period interest is paid on that total.
A sum of $100 invested at 10% per annum simple interest for five years earns $10 a year, giving a total of $50 interest (and at the end of the period the investor receives a total of $150). The same sum of $100 invested for five years at 10% compound interest earns a total of $61.05 interest (with $161.05 returned at the end of the period). The difference arises from adding the previous period's interest to the capital before calculating the next payment.
Kamata, prihod od uloženog novca, novac plaćen za upotrebu uzajmljenog novca.
Svota koja se dobija na pozajmljeni novac, interes, dobit (grč.)