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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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He said: "While the latest figures for Wales show that one-year lung cancer survival rates have increased by 10% over the last decade, survival rates compare poorly with other major cancers and seriously lag behind our European counterparts.
EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris has shown his support for improving UK one-year survival rates while attending an All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) event in Parliament.
For women in Merseyside, the one-year survival rate is falling 2.
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Just 14% of survey participants correctly guessed that the UK's ve-year survival rate was worse than Italy's.
USING chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin to treat early-stage breast cancer for women with an aggressive form of the disease could help boost survival rates, a study has found.
The plea came from officials of NHS Kirklees, who are urging people to be aware of lung cancer symptoms and seek help earlier to increase patient survival rates.
Adding continuous daily doses of imatinib to regular chemotherapy doubled three-year survival rates for children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL), a high-risk type of leukemia, a new study concludes.
Summary: The Government has published data on cancer survival rates, revealing that a patient's chances of surviving depend on where they live.
1] 12-h-old larvae were lost at the thawing stage by accident, only the survival rate from one replicate (straw) was therefore used in the analysis and provided in Figure 3.
That survival rate was significantly different from the survival in patients with tumors that were 2-2.
The five-year survival of transplant recipients with liver cancer is around 35 percent, in contrast to an approximately 70 percent survival rate for liver transplant recipients as a whole.

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