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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.

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Outcome parameter was peak expiratory flow rate which is a crude method as compared to spirometry.
Prediction of asthma episodes in children using peak expiratory flow rates, medication compliance and exercise data.
EIA, defined as a decrease in FEV[2] or peak expiratory flow rate of [is equal to] 15%, was found in 36 (4%) of the children.
For this study, the PFT measures - forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume 1(FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) - were taken using computerised spirometry device (Spiro USB 5050), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines2,11 for spirometry were strictly followed.
This is a cross-sectional study done at a tertiary care hospital to compare the peak expiratory flow rate with the help of "Mini-Wright" peak flow meter among females, normal healthy subjects and subjects who are asthmatics of age group 20-40 years.
Routine measurement of peak expiratory flow rate does not predict subsequent asthma exacerbations.
A group of 801 student athletes aged 13-18 years completed an 8-minute run; peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) was measured at the end of the run and 3 and 6 minutes later.
-- The origin of acute dyspnea can be distinguished using a quick calculation based on peak expiratory flow rate and arterial oxygen pressure, Dr.
There is improvement of forced expiratory volume in one second ([FEV.sub.1]), forced vital capacity (FVC), [FEV.sub.1]/FVC, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), forced expiratory flow rate 25-75% ([FEF.sup.25-75]), specific airway conductance (sGAW) (P < 0.001), and significant reduction in RAW (P < 0.001) after 4th and 8th weeks of yoga practice in Group A as compared to Group B [Tables 1-3].
Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR): This is the maximum flow rate that can be sustained for a period of 10 ms by maximum forceful expiration following maximum inspiration.
Maximum peak expiratory flow rate was seen in age group younger than 20 years.