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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.


noun amount, assessment, charge, cost, expense, fare, fee, hire, magno, obligation, pace, parvo emere, price, quotation, standard, tempo, valuation, value, velocity, worth
Associated concepts: legal rate of interest, rate of exchange


verb aestimare, appraise, apprize, assess, class, classify, compute, determine, esteem, estimate, evaluate, figure, fix the price of, gauge, grade, judge, measure, merit, price, quantify, rank, reckon, set a value on, tag, value, weigh
See also: amount, appraise, arrange, assess, assessment, calculate, caliber, charge, classify, cost, criticize, differential, duty, earnings, estimate, evaluate, expense, face amount, frequency, gauge, inveigh, levy, measure, organize, par, pigeonhole, price, quality, rebuke, reprehend, sum, tax, worth

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

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The last electric delivery rate increase occurred in 1995.
Use of remaining funds (currently amounting to approximately $270,000) from an experimental energy-efficiency program for low-income customers that was established as part of AmerenUE's previous gas delivery rate case.
Delmarva Power's customers have benefited from stable electric delivery rates for more than a decade while Delmarva Power's costs to provide safe and reliable service have continued to increase and the Consumer Price Index has recorded inflation of over 40 percent.
Distribution or delivery rates cover the cost of the poles and wires that carry electricity to customers' homes and businesses and are separate from supply rates.
23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NYSEG said today that the Public Service Commission's (PSC) decision to reduce the company's electricity delivery rates is arbitrary and does not cover the company's expenses nor provides the opportunity to earn a fair return on its investment.
Cohen, adding that she believes that COMET's high instrumental delivery rate may be the result of a more lenient obstetric protocol for instrumental deliveries.
Delivery rates cover the cost of continuing to provide customers with safe and reliable service, investment in new electric service technology and improvement in service capabilities to keep pace with growth and increasing demand.
Even with such continued focus, however, a modest delivery rate increase is warranted.
The ICC is scheduled to rule on the delivery rate case by the end of July.
Present gas delivery rates will remain in effect until the BPU approves the requested rate increase.
IP addresses categorized as legitimate commercial servers with even one spam trap hit saw their delivery rate plunge to 38% versus 58% for mailers with no spam trap hits.
The interim delivery rate increase is approximately 24 per cent and only applies to a portion of the total rate that a customer pays.