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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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The expected FVC, FEV1, and MMFR values in carpenters were higher than hairdressers and auto painters and such difference was statistically significant for FEV1 and MMFR.
Expected percentages of FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC ratio, and MMFR values in auto painters were lower than values of carpenters.
A inferioridade da MMFR obtida neste trabalho em confronto com a literatura pode estar relacionada as elevadas temperaturas ocorridas no periodo experimental estando de acordo com os resultados obtidos por Erickson & Markhart (2001) que verificaram reducao na MMFR quando a polinizacao dos frutos ocorreu sob temperatura acima de 33[degrees]C, sendo observado, ainda, efeito sobre o comprimento dos frutos.