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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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Metabolic rate was determined by sequential point measurements of water oxygen saturation using intermittent closed-chamber respirometry, where respirometry chambers were opened to flow-through between measurement bouts.
2) The other 60% of burned calories comes from your resting metabolic rate.
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The research team plans to investigate why tropical birds have lower basal metabolic rates than temperate species.
Levels of resting oxygen consumption and characteristic of the metabolic rate curves would seem to be explained in part by the differences in behavior and ecology of the species.
75; that is, for a 4-fold increase in body mass, metabolic rate increases only 3-fold (Schmidt-Nielsen 1997, Savage et al.
At basal metabolism, the VO2 determines the overall metabolic rate of the body since the overall metabolic rate is directly coupled with hydrogen removal in the electron transport chain.
You think you're being virtuous but in fact you're setting yourself up for a fall as your metabolic rate starts to slow down and your body has to work harder to lose weight.
The hard part about giving a standard number is that a dancer's need is based on their metabolic rate," she says.
Your basal metabolic rate falls with weight loss, so the laws of physics are working against you," says Eckel.