Consider I'm going to a shop and want to buy some stuff which costs 1.97$.

Some shops round this value to 2.0$ for the sake of ease in payment by cash/coins.

What is this 3 cents(0.03$) is called in a sales invoice? Is there any specific words for it?

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    Many years ago I used to frequent a pub where the landlord habitually said X pounds for cash! if the bill for a round of drinks was just a few pence more or less than X pounds. From time to time I used to point out to him that whereas it was totally reasonable for him to offer me a few pence off the bill if it was just over a whole number of pounds, it should be up to me to say Keep the change! if the bill was actually less than the amount I handed over. He agreed with me in principle - just not in practice. Apr 22, 2020 at 11:07
  • :D I think the amount you got as discount when bill was more than X pounds would had neutralized the amount you paid when number was less than X pound. However as your noticed it is up to you to decide if he could keep the change when the number was less than X pounds. I loved the just not in practice part :))
    – VSB
    Apr 22, 2020 at 11:24
  • I think the term you are looking for is mark-up: collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/mark-up
    – user 66974
    Apr 22, 2020 at 15:39
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    @Conrado roll on the cashless society, it's coming even sooner with the current problems. Apr 22, 2020 at 16:52
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    I think it's of no real consequence what I think, because we're not talking about a "standard" usage that you might hope to find in a dictionary. Different people working in different businesses might feasibly develop their own domain-specific terminology. But for what it's worth, the nearest definition in the full OED is rounding (n.3) subsense 8: The action or an act of rounding a number. Frequently with down, off, or up. Which to me implies we might sensibly call the amount a rounding-off to include both the -up and -down adjustments. Apr 24, 2020 at 11:59


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