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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 amebiasis morbidity rate among Afghans is estimated at 3% of the population.
Severe morbidity rates and case fatality rates were therefore calculated using 214 as a denominator (the total number of cardiac deliveries), but other data presented were based on 189 as the denominator.
3% mortality rate and 5% to 19% morbidity rate (1-3), including a reported 1.
Patients with posterior circulation aneurysms had worse outcomes, which were reflected in both mortality rate and morbidity rate (P < 0.
In New York State in 1995, one hospital that performed only about half the recommended number of bypasses had a morbidity rate over twice the state average.
For both, the males and females, diarrhoea morbidity rate peaked at age 1.
Since the disease still had a fearsome impact - the morbidity rate was two-thirds that of 1832, and the total number of deaths was slightly higher - and since Parisians had lived through a period of worsening class conflict and a revolutionary episode in 1848 much bloodier than that of 1830, Kudlick finds this silence paradoxical.
Since China carried out the first survey on diabetes epidemiology in 1980, the morbidity rate of diabetes increases from less than 1% then to about 10% currently.
Dermatology devices help in the early and easy detection of various skin disorders and cancer, thereby improving the rate of survival and reducing morbidity rate and cost of care.
It will also help minimize the mortality and morbidity rate caused due to the irrational use of drugs.
Objectivesv To reduce mortality and morbidity rate among IDPs in the camp by increasing their access towards quality basic health services and providing them with a better referral system.
Professionals have the lowest morbidity rate by occupation.