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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 ESR exam is a low-cost and sensitive, though unspecific test for documenting inflammatory, infectious and neoplasic processes [10].
ESR Technology is backed by Coller Capital - a leading investor in private equity secondaries worldwide with approximately $8 billion under management.
Pressure laminating the cloth with Carbon-Ply ESR Resin using a unique, patented installation procedure.
CONCLUSION: Three of the four micro-ESR methods achieved correlation coefficients acceptable to the authors, with the potential of being converted into a capillary ESR system for in-home use.
Immediately after incubation, the serum/ethanol mixture was placed into a glass capillary tube and analyzed in the ESR spectrometer.
With the addition of ESR Management's portfolio, Atlas now manages more than 1,300 residential real estate units in Colorado.
Both CRP and ESR are cost effective, easily available in all hospitals and are useful biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of RA.
ESR is sometimes used for energy recovery, due to the high energy content of the plastic and other materials in the ESR.