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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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After distributing the unknowns by the observed ratios of objects, the team arrived at the 35 percent false-positive rate.
Yet knowledge of the false-positive rate is not sufficient to determine a test's usefulness, as the above HIV test example illustrates.
They also expressed concerns about the high false-positive rate.
The current prenatal screening standard of care for Down syndrome and other trisomies in low-risk pregnancies is more than three times as likely to return a false positive, compared with false-positive rates from noninvasive, cell-free DNA testing, according to a new study.
The XE 2100 presented the largest changes in review rate, false-negative rate, and false-positive rate according to changes in the cutoff values of quantitative flags.
Nevertheless, like any other diagnostic tests, lung FNA is subject to diagnostic pitfalls that can lead to occasional false-positive diagnoses; the false-positive rate of lung FNA has historically been cited as being less than 1%.
The primary screen is still MS/MS, but the increased burden from lowering the cutoff values requires another panel of screening tests to reduce the false-positive rate to a reasonable level.
Several years ago, statistician Alicia Carriquiry of Iowa State University in Ames came up with a mathematical model to calculate this false-positive rate.
The characteristics described provide for a false-positive rate of 2% (98% of the time unarmed passengers will show up as negative).
The detection rate for trisomy 21 was 85% with a false-positive rate of 9.
A total of 81 cases of trisomy 21 were identified and all were classified as high risk, with one false positive out of 2,888 normal cases, for a false-positive rate of 0.
Because of the apparent high false-positive rate observed with the Abbott Multigent reagent, we proposed returning to the SYVA Emit benzodiazepine technology.