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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 staff of GFR is key in providing excellent customer service, according to Ford.
The researchers used a linear mixed model to compare changes in estimated GFR over time between patients who received thyroid hormone replacement therapy and those who did not.
GFR is the majority owner of the Bulgarian Railway Company.
Data on the serum creatinine level should be looked up for all inpatients, and the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) should be calculated to identify patients with a GFR <30 ml/min.
Similar to WFES and Adirec, the GFR is a facilitative tool that provides a foundation for others to make their own arguments and assessments, but does not prescribe one point of view or make judgments.
Creatinine clearance (CrCl) has been the most widely used measure of GFR and requires the complete timed collection of urine as well as a blood sample for S-Cr (taken during the urine collection period).
If patients have moderate chronic kidney disease - an estimated GFR of less than 50 mL/min per 1.
Importantly, we did not identify characteristics that prohibited the use of partial nephrectomy; our findings reaffirm the effectiveness of partial nephrectomy at preserving renal function, as average postoperative GFR was only 6.
The result indicated that GFR increased in 71 patients, remained same in 2 patients and decreased in 7 patients.
At this time, estimating CrCl/ GFR via CysC has not been widely adopted, partly for assay-related reasons but also for other reasons (18), including altered CysC concentrations in hyper- and hypothyroidism and with high-dose corticosteroid use (16).
When the SCOPE researchers looked at kidney function in 82 people who began antiretroviral therapy during the study period, they found an average GFR decline of 4.
Our observations on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in southern Indian population (Shyam et al, unpublished data) are consistent with the general belief that the normal ranges of GFR may be lower in Indian subjects.