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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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As the case with Incidence Rates, Qatar leaped to the front and recorded the highest Prevalence Rate in 2000, the only exception in the pattern is that Saudi Arabia also overtook Bahrain and recorded the 2nd highest Prevalence Rate In that year.
The age-adjusted incidence rates were compared between two populations (e.
In patients younger than 40 years old and older than 60 years old, age-specific incidence rates remained stable during the study period.
Calculating the number of measles cases for the 17-and-under population: total number of cases ([less than]17) = S incidence rate x population ([less than]17) / 1,000.
Third, although statistically significant annual changes in incidence rates were observed, these changes might not represent large increases in actual numbers of affected infants, depending on the birth population in each state.
TABLE 2 Annual Gender-Specific Age-Adjusted Incidence Rate of Community-Acquired Legionnaires' Disease (LD) in Dallas County, Texas, 2000-2010 Gender # of LD Cases (%) Age-Adjusted Incidence/100,000 Female 53 (36) 0.
In line with a prior study in Argentina (6), the average reduction in schoolchildren-to-adults incidence rate ratio was sustained for up to 2 weeks after school sessions resumed.
The relative risk of diabetes-related LLAs was calculated by dividing the age-adjusted incidence rate of LLA among people with diabetes over the age-adjusted incidence rate of LLA among people without diabetes.
Incidence rates by race and ethnicity were not calculated because these data were missing for approximately one third (32.
The present study was designed for investigation of the prevalence and incidence rate of skin cancer and STS in Karbala, an Iraqi city, during the past 8 years.
The most recent survey, which used the 1997 American Thoracic Society diagnostic criteria, reported that the incidence rate for PNTMD in 2007 was 5.
The annual incidence rate for leukemia based on gender, age, and the most common type of leukemia in SG for the period 2009-2013 was calculated from data collected at Hiwa Hospital, which is the only available source of information.