The amount by which the nominal interest rate exceeds the expected rate of inflation. The real interest rate is approximated by subtracting the inflation rate from the nominal interest rate.

The nominal interest rate adjusted for inflation, to get the percentage yield an asset holder gets in terms of real resources. Equals the nominal interest rate minus the rate of inflation.

An interest rate that has been adjusted to remove the effect of expected or actual inflation. Real interest rates can be approximated by subtracting the expected or actual inflation rate from a nominal interest rate. (A precise estimate can be obtained by dividing one plus the nominal interest rate by one plus the expected or actual inflation rate, and subtracting one from the resulting quotient.)

The real interest rate is the nominal rate of interest adjusted for inflation.

the nominal (quoted) interest rate minus the inflation rate

Equals the nominal interest rate less the prevalent inflation rate.

The rate of interest that reflects an adjustment to the nominal interest rate to reflect changes in purchasing power arising from inflation.

The net interest rate over the inflation rate. The growth rate of purchasing power derived from an investment.

The current interest rate minus the rate of inflation.

The current rate of interest being paid minus the rate of inflation (which robs the accumulation value). p 75

Your real interest rate is the interest rate you earn on an investment minus the rate of inflation. For example, if you're earning 6.25% on a bond, and the inflation rate is 2%, your real rate is 4.25%. That's enough higher than inflation to maintain your buying power and have some in reserve, which you could use to build your investment base. But if the inflation rate were 5%, your real rate would be only 1.25%.

A rate of interest or discount rate, which is adjusted for inflation.

The cost of borrowing funds after adjusting for the expected erosion of purchasing power resulting from inflation. For example, if the rate of interest on a loan is 5% and inflation is expected to average 2% during the life of the loan, then the real interest rate (or real cost of borrowing) is 3%.

the actual increase in buying power of saved money, equal to the nominal interest rate minus the rate of inflation

The nominal rate of interest minus the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (the rate of inflation).

The rate of interest excluding the effect of inflation; that is, the rate that is earned in terms of constant-purchasing-power dollars. Interest rate expressed in terms of real goods, i.e. nominal interest rate adjusted for inflation.

The nominal interest rate minus the prevalent inflation rate.

The nominal interest rate less the prevailing rate of inflation.

an interest rate taking account of inflation

The amount by which the nominal interest rate is higher than the inflation rate.

The nominal interest rate less the rate of inflation. When inflation increases, the real rate of return will decline if nominal interest rates remain the same.

The "real interest rate" is the effective interest rate minus the inflation rate. Since the inflation rate over the course of a loan is not known initially, volatility in inflation represents a risk to both the lender and the borrower.