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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 lawsuit originally was filed on behalf of FHR European Ventures LLP - a joint venture of Kingdom Hotels International and two other investors.
Together with FHR we hope to develop advanced transparent conductive oxide layers that will allow extracting more energy out of a solar cell.
Indeed, a growing number of studies have fraction of all FHR tracings indicated that a significant encountered in clinical care--as many as 85% of tracings, it is believed--are of an "indeterminate" nature.
These sensors were developed by researchers at the FHR.
Blood pressure was not measured but position changes caused no maternal symptoms or FHR decelerations but reproducible changes in SI and CI, as estimated by electrical velocimetry.
Our study has shown that although there was no difference in the fetal heart rate baseline or number of accelerations due to mobile phone exposure, the FHR showed higher amplitude of rise while the pregnant women were talking on the mobile phone than while the phone was switched off.
At least 3 of these bind to C3b and C3d and 2 to heparin (18, 20, 21), but the physiologic roles of these interactions and the functions of FHRs in vivo are unknown.
Invasive FHR monitoring occurs in approximately 25% of all labor episodes
In overcoming legal obstacles and winning the right to recover the hidden payments, Prince Alwaleed has reaffirmed his strong belief in transparent and ethical business practices and has not wavered in his efforts to seek justice on behalf of the shareholders of FHR European Ventures.
Criteria include a sinusoidal pattern or absent baseline FHR variability and any of the following--recurrent late decelerations, recurrent variable decelerations, or bradycardia.
Topics addressed include maternal and fetal assessment techniques, common fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns, parts of the FHR pattern, improving fetal oxygenation, evaluating changes in maternal and/or fetal status resulting for the nurse's actions, identifying ineffective actions that delay timely intervention when there is a nonreassuring FHR pattern, and documenting assessments, actions, evaluations, and communications reflecting the standard of care.
At approximately 8:00 pm, on February 20, the FHR dropped for seven minutes before recovering.