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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To meet air distribution requirements, ASHRAE recommends a supply air delivery rate of 4 ach to 6 ach for recreational pools and 6 ach to 8 ach for competition pools with spectators.
Simulation parameter Value [[beta].sub.1] 1 [[beta].sub.2] 0.5 [alpha] 2 G 1 * 1[km.sup.2] Number of vehicles 10~100 Probability of no isolated node P 0.9 Vehicle transmission radius 30 m AP transmission radius 300m Packet delivery rate 10 kbps Packet size 500 bytes
Delivery rate by Cesarean section varies interna-tionally from 10-25%, and over last two decades vagi-nal birth has experienced considerable decline.1,2 A national study in the nineteen province of Iran in 1994 showed that the cesarean rate was 21% in governmental hospitals and 42% for non - governmental hospitals.3 Similar data in year 2000 showed an increase in cesarean rate to 27% and 58% for govern-mental and nongovernmental hospitals respectively.4 Previous Caesarean delivery is the most frequent indication for Caesarean section, and the stimulus for interest in vaginal birth after caesarean section is probably the solution for the progressive rise in the caesarean section rate.1,2
With the help of this mechanism, GF-UAL reduces the total number of data and ACK packet transmissions and thus enhances energy efficiency and packet delivery rate when compared with existing schemes.
Using GPS, node locations are identified and the location information is used for selecting WayPoints and LMF's route is calculated to connect all the Way Points to improve the delivery rate. There is no restriction on the path length of LMF.
Significant improvements in on-time delivery rates the past two fiscal years evolved from the practical implementation of Lean transformation practices.
The annual total cesarean delivery rate for Puerto Rican women delivering on the mainland declined from 1992 (21.9%) to 1996 (20.8%), then increased by 26% from 1996 to 2002 (26.2%) (Figure 1).
When line speed is increased to 600ppm, the delivery rate will rise to 36 rows per minute.
Women with diabetes also had a high rate of obstetric intervention, a higher caesarian rate, and a higher pre-term delivery rate than normal.
Tom Adams, Energy Probe's executive director, says consumers like Bugyra are right to protest but his beef is not with his local utility, it's with the past decisions of the regulator, the Ontario Energy Board, and the previous Conservative government which approved the delivery rate increases in 1999-2000.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' Clear Air Delivery Rate Web site at www.cadr.org can help people determine effective models, as can operational ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The increase in the home delivery rate is the first for Register-Guard subscribers since March 2004.