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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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It said five-year survival rates for breast cancer in Wales are up to 10 times higher than lung cancer survival rates.
One large-scale study of 352 men (Hernes, Harstad, & Fossa, 1996) conducted during three time periods over a time span of 12 years, found that patient delay of less than 16 weeks in men with Seminoma-type tumours was correlated with the incidence of stage I disease and that in all patients (both Teratoma-type and Seminoma-type) patient delay of three months or more was significantly correlated with a decreased five-year survival rate.
Only a quarter of those questioned in a nationwide survey knew that the UK's five-year survival rate is below the European average, said Breast Cancer Campaign.
The organization also leads the Deadly Cancer Coalition, organizations representing the nation's deadliest cancers defined as those cancers with a five-year survival rate of less than fifty percent.
The five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has improved--but mainly because doctors are able to detect it earlier, including cases that may never have proven lethal or been so only at advanced ages.
Soft-tissue sarcomas rank among the deadliest cancers, with a five-year survival rate of about 50%.
According to a source cited in the article by Clark and Weissler, what is the five-year survival rate for systemic forms of amyloidosis?
The good news: 60 percent of all prostate cancers are discovered before the tumor has spread, and for those patients the five-year survival rate is 100 percent.
The group, which was set up in memory of the late Scholes-born entertainer, found that the five-year survival rate is low.
Published in the medical journal Cancer, the report suggested that it was even possible that those with lumpectomies might have a slightly greater five-year survival rate than the mastectomy subjects.
At the University of Pittsburgh liver transplant program, the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients with antigen-positive hepatitis B is 45 percent, compared to 63 percent in recipients who are immune to the virus.
Over the past four decades, the five-year survival rate for women with localized breast cancer in the United States has risen from 78 percent to 90 percent, approaching 100 percent survival with early detection.