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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 notifications related to sofas, armchairs and shoes and clinical tests confirmed that the dermatitis suffered by consumers in contact with these products was caused by DMF.
A voluntary system is clearly not enough because it is impossible to tell whether a product has been treated with DMF until the user develops a painful dermatitis.
Until now, DMF production has largely been confined to the lab.
Combining the DMF capacitors with various power devices provides a life-cycle of 100,000 cycles or more and enables it to be used as a maintenance-free power storage element.
As excitement mounts within the motoring community, DMF organisers, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) have announced that registration is open for the Dubai Grand Parade, a spectacular annual showcase of the widest collection of vintage, luxury and supercars and motorcycles in the UAE and region.
012 g of TP was dissolved in 5-ml DMF solution and dropwise added to the system following on previous step.
A spokeswoman for the firm said: "There could be any number of products out there that do contain DMF and if there is there would be a large scale product recall.
The yield of DMF isn't fabulous yet, but that second step hasn't been optimized," said Raines.
Debra Allen, of Raleys, said: "I want to assure anyone exposed to DMF from furniture they purchased at Land of Leather that no matter what happens to the business their claim for personal injury compensation will proceed as planned.
However, the EU only banned DMF in March, days before victims took their case for compensation to the High Court.
As of May 1, 2009 the European Commission banned products containing the biocide DMF from being placed or made available on the market.
This edition of the DMF, with the support from Shaikh Hamdan, is steadily becoming another success story of Dubai," said Laila Mohammad Suhail, CEO, DFRE.