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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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Venous blood sample was collected in clotted gel vial for CRP and in EDTA or sodium citrate containing vial for ESR. For CRP measurement agglutination method was used in which sample and reagent (Human Tex CRP, Wiesbaden, and Germany LOT# 10032) used in 1:1 with positive and negative controls.
This indicates a strong association of ESR as a marker of systemic inflammation with smoking.
The remaining material after these metal-recovery processes is known as ESR. Figure 1 is a photograph of such a mixture and Table 7 gives an example composition of ESR from Europe.
Aliquots of standard solution of ESR and DRS (each 0.1 mg x [mL.sup.-1]) in mixture were transferred into 10 mL volumetric flasks to obtain the final concentrations of 0.5-8 [micro]g [mL.sup.-1] for ESR and 0.5-32 [micro]g x [mL.sup.-1] for DRS in methanol.
Her husband held her ESR points whenever she became stressed and also used ESR on himself.
There are three battery options available for the Go-Ped ESR 750H Hoverboard Li-Ion.
However, there are no reports regarding the validity of ESR measurement using the VesMATIC cube80[TM] analyzer.
Firefox ESR will receive updates at the same frequency as the normal Firefox, i.e.
This version of Firefox, to be called Extended Support Release (ESR), will be updated at a much slower pace than the regular version of the browser, in order to give IT departments enough time to appropriately test, certify and adopt the new releases.
Electron spin resonance (ESR) analysis has recently become an alternative C14 and thermo-luminescence dating method which can be applied to a variety of problems in geology, archaeology and paleoanthropology (Renfrew C et al., 1992; Jonas 1997; Walker 2005; Grun 1989).