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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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The TB09 well test focused on a single gas 'pay zone' in order to assess the flow rate potential of this zone for reserves purposes.
The mass flow rate of high-pressure liquid refrigerant was measured by four rotameters (14) of different ranges.
At this volume flow rate, the pump can provide a maximum head of approximate H=8m.
By using a computer simulation program modelled on this oil network, the total oil flow rate was predicted at various compressor speeds, and close agreement between the predictions and experiments was obtained.
common to most rubber compounds (as compared to plastics), along with the smaller barrel-screw temperature differences employed in rubber extrusion justify assuming isothermal conditions for calculating flow rates in the melt conveying zone (ref.
For nearly 4 days late that month, flow rates along the Colorado River swelled as much as 20 percent above typical peak flows.
To monitor and control gas wells and pipelines, gas flow rate compensation is required.
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2004a, 2004b) qualitatively discussed the variation of pressure head with flow rate for contra-rotating pumps based on velocity triangle analysis but did not address the variation of shaft power with flow rate.
When this flow rate increases or decreases, the pressure naturally changes along with it.
The current process recommends testing the materials by progressing from a high flow rate to a low flow rate which may artificially lower the penetration value.