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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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In 1945 Canadian women had a half child more than American women (a total fertility rate of 3.
He added that the education of girls has a direct bearing on fertility rate in Bihar, where it has gone down to 3.
A Correlation Between Same-Sex Marriage and Lowered Fertility Rates
In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 'mortality rates broadly declined at a similar pace,' Mapa said, but fertility rates dropped slowly in the Philippines, from 7 percent in 1960 to 3 percent in 2013.
The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, low socio-economic situation, massive migrations of young people have caused the low total fertility rate.
Dubai has already laid down basic objectives to maintain current fertility rates due to the continuous decline over the past years.
For a population to replace itself, rather than decline, its general fertility rate must exceed approximately 60 children per 1,000 women per year.
The results, which will be published later in a special report in all Governorates of the Kingdom, indicate that, according to the these fertility rate scenarios, a major increase in the number of Jordanians could occur in the future, particularly when the Demographic Opportunity reaches its peak in 2030.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The southeastern province of E[currency]anlyurfa was found to have the highest fertility rate in the country, with women there having an average of 4.
To wit, the Austria-based International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) recently unveiled research showing that if the world stabilizes at a fertility rate comparable to that of many European nations today (roughly 1.
Decreasing fertility rate, however, is worrisome till the sex ratio does not improve, they say.
To explore the relationship between gender attitudes and fertility preferences, researchers analyzed data from the five East African countries--Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia--that had a total fertility rate greater than 5.