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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 highest of three readings is used as the recorded value of the Peak Expiratory Flow Rate.
Jones AYM, Hutchinson RC, Lin E, Oh TE (1992a) Peak expiratory flow rates produced with the Laerdal and Mapleson C circuits.
The association of ambient air pollution with twice daily peak expiratory flow rate measurements in children.
This article describes a pilot study using a Free-Running Asthma Screening Test (FRAST) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) measurements in screening 437 school-age children for EIA in rural Alabama.
The parameters of PFT included in the study were - Forced vital capacity (FVC), Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR).
We have found that there is a significant difference between the decline of peak expiratory flow rate in smokers and non-smokers (p<0.
One clinical parameter, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), was reported in 6 of the studies.
Materials and Methods: In this study, PFTs such as forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV), and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) parameters were studied in 46 swimmers, marathoners, cricket players, and kabaddi players in the age group of 18-25 years.