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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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22] The coefficients linking per capita public health expenditure and other health outcomes such as infant mortality rate, percent of population above 65 years, and population growth rate shows negative relationship.
Bayesian Spatial Modeling was used to determine the impact of various socio-economic factors on infant mortality rate.
To determine the sex differences in the burden of infant mortality fisher's exact test and Chi Square with Yates corrections were used to measure the statistical difference between the infant mortality rates for males and females.
Rodolfo Stusser, a Miami doctor and consultant, said he's done just what Gonzalez alluded to in his ASCE speech: While working in Las Tunas province in the early 1970s, his unit would record after-birth deaths as fetal deaths "to meet government goals to reduce the infant mortality rate," he said.
In terms of infant mortality rates, the United States ranks 31st out of the 34 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Turkey (34) 17.
He linked the increasing infant mortality rate to poor nutrition, improper care of pregnant mothers, self-medication and short birth intervals.
A breakdown of infant mortality rates in Oklahoma by maternal race reveals consistent disparities between racial groups.
To see what effect distribution of births by gestational age might have on a nation's infant mortality rate, the NCHS applied our gestational-age specific infant mortality rate to Sweden's distribution of births by gestational age and found that in 2004 our infant mortality rate could have been reduced to 3.
This rate was incorrectly identified as the infant mortality rate, which includes only infant deaths.
The infant mortality rate in the United States did not improve between 2000 and 2005, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
US has highest infant mortality rate among wealthy nations USA--According to the CIA's World Fact Book, the US has the highest rate of infant mortality of the 23 wealthiest nations, with Memphis leading in infant deaths.
The infant mortality rate (IMR) in Memphis, TN is among the highest in the nation.

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