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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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Differences from one survey to the next (or one survey vendor to next) in handling technical issues related to the final disposition codes that feed into the one of several response rate formulas (American Association for Public Opinion Research [AAPOR] or Council of American Survey Research Organizations) are partially responsible for the nonreliable nature of response rates.
Recommendation: To enhance credibility of the response rate for determining cost and planning for future census activities, to inform assumptions underlying the 2020 response rate estimate, and to improve the planning and transparency of the Bureau's research and testing, the Secretary of Commerce should direct the Bureau to establish procedures for developing the 2020 response rate estimate, including documenting the data sources supporting the estimate's components and decisions that are made in establishing the components and analyzing 2010 data to assess the reasonableness of assumptions used in applying the national estimate's components to the local census offices-type (LCO) estimates.
I wanted to see if varying significant features of the person in the photo would have an effect on the response rate.
We conclude that when planning an audit with elements of self-reporting, a high response rate should not be expected, even for a brief targeted audit.
A meta analysis of response rates in Web or Internet-based surveys.
Proportions were calculated by dividing the response rate in each prefeeding session by the mean response rate from the six sessions that preceded that probe.
Second, authors need to ensure that they understand the response rate components and related methodological issues, and obtain the appropriate technical consultation when necessary.
00 prepaid yielded a statistically significant increase in response rate over a no-incentive control condition.
They should be constantly testing marginal lists to see if they can be made to pay off, a process that invariably does somewhat depress overall response rates.
paper-based survey, telephone interviews) maybe critical to maximizing the response rate (Dillman, 2002; Schonlau et al.
Extensive clinical studies of ZEVALIN have confirmed high response rates and durable responses in patients with relapsed, refractory follicular or transformed B-cell NHL.
The greater the overall response rate, the increased likelihood the information collected is comprehensive and representative and provides a useful and accurate basis to help in decision making (Crimp and Wright 1995; Babbie 1990).