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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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Figure 2 gives the Cohort Fertility Rate (CFR)--an equivalent measure to the TFR--for Australian women born 1891-1980.
By prefecture, Okinawa marked the highest fertility rate at 1.
Immigrants were found to have a higher fertility rate of 2.
Teen fertility rates declined in all provinces except Alberta, where the rate rose slightly from 18.
Wattenberg dismisses in an aside the plain fact that, despite declining fertility rates around the world, the momentum, or "push" factor, means that world population will likely grow to steeply before it subsides.
On a closing note, the demographic constraint is less binding for the United States because it is the only advanced economy that has a fertility rate of 2.
Bahrain has the fifth lowest fertility rate out of the 20 Arab countries included in the report.
Vietnam's fertility rate deaclined much faster than anticipated, to 2.
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Despite a gradual decline in the Total Fertility Rate, currently close to 4, Pakistan has lagged in achieving a breakthrough on this front.
Women in their thirties continue to have the highest fertility rate, a population study found.
According to the same Human Development Report for 2006, Qatar's growing demographic imbalance due to growing immigration and falling fertility rate among nationals may pose long-term political and security challenges to the emirate.