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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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Additionally, Delmarva Power's Delaware customers will receive a refund in the form of bill credits for the months during which the Company's delivery rates were higher than those approved by the PSC (April 2010 - January 2011).
Even if all these measures were implemented, we think it's unlikely that we will ever see a 5% cesarean delivery rate again--although probably for good reason.
Another example would be to set standards to obviate the higher cesarean delivery rate reported in this study Specifically, the authors noted that many cesarean deliveries were performed before 6-cm cervical dilatation, implying, according to the authors, "not enough patience.
Furthermore, some of the countries with a low cesarean delivery rate also have increased rates of maternal and perinatal mortality.
Delmarva Power filed for the electric delivery rate increase in September 2009.
The operative vaginal delivery rate was higher at the public hospital than at the community hospital (11% vs.
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.
We've operated for many years without increasing our delivery rates.
As a result, if approved, the delivery rate increase request we seek would be included in bills that could conceivably be lower in total based on the cost of energy supply in the future as compared to that of the recent past.
Delivery rates cover the cost of continuing to provide our customers with safe and reliable service, investment in new electric system technology and improving service capabilities to keep pace with growth and increasing customer demand.
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.
PEGylation of nanoparticles (coating nanoparticles surface by Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) polymer), at optimized conditions, slows down drug delivery rates of nanoparticles and lengthens nanoparticles lasting period in the body compared to non-pegylated or less pegylated ones," he said, adding, "Drug delivery tests also verify this fact.