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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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External owners Ratos and Nordic Capital both acquired their interest in Hilding Anders during the expansion period of the past five years.
After the sale, Ratos owns 310,000 shares in Telelogic which will be placed in Ratos's short-term trading portfolio.
Ratos thus offers stock market players a unique investment opportunity.
Ratos is investing a total of SEK 1,066m in Lindab, corresponding to a holding of 49%.
Today, Ratos sold the major part of its holding in Scandic Hotels, or 15,460,370 shares, to Hilton Group plc.
The European Commission has granted its approval for Woodrose Invest AB, a company jointly owned by Ratos AB and 3i Group plc, to acquire control of Atle AB by way of a public bid announced on 19 February 2001.
Ratos owns approximately 9% in Telia Overseas and has a total investment of SEK 328M in the company.