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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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Adjusting the numbers to keep fetal and post-birth deaths similar, Cuba's infant mortality rate rises from about 6 deaths for every 1,000 live births to 7-11 deaths instead.
Washington, Oct 29 ( ANI ): Researchers have revealed that having children early and in rapid succession are major factors fueling high infant mortality rates in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, where one in 14 births to young mothers ends with the death of the child within the first year.
In 2011-2013, infant mortality rates among black mothers ranged from a high of more than 14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kansas to a low of nearly 7 per 1,000 live births in Massachusetts.
It is hard to scientifically ascertain the exact causes behind the increase in both neonatal and infant mortality rates, but Dr.
KHOST CITY (PAN): Forty newborn babies have died in southeastern Khost province over the past one month, indicating a sharp increase in the infant mortality rate, health officials said on Sunday.
infant mortality rate has plateaued over the past decade, after four decades of decline.
The infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline, average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th grade students, the violent crime victimization rate among youth fell, as did the percentage of young children living in a home where someone smoked, according to the federal governmenta[euro](tm)s annual statistical report on the well-being of the nation's children and youth.
For the last five years, the infant mortality rate was calculated at 7.
The infant mortality rate for pregnancy complications decreased 7.
Uma May 24, 2010 (JUBA)-Southern Sudan may not have been a direct signatory to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate remains government's key priority, a senior heath official has revealed.
Infant mortality rate (IMR), defined as the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births, is a key indicator often used to measure the health and well being of a population.
The state has a high infant mortality rate of 85 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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