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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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An Alternative to the Response Rate for Measuring a Survey's Realization Rate of the Target Population.
Other studies have shown that females are more likely than males to get higher survey response rates, especially in telephone and personal interviews.
The graphs were constructed as described for Figure 2 except that the proportions were calculated by dividing the response rate from each probe by the mean response rate from the three sessions preceding that probe.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Re>earth, CHI5 2001 Methodology Series: Response Rates, 2003, Table 6.
Recipients responded to 27,274 of these questionnaires, an aggregate response rate of 26.
Ready access also allowed the researcher to regularly track students' response rates throughout the survey period.
To allow for comparisons between the incentive group and the control group, and to ensure the maximum overall response rate possible for this study, one-fourth, or 479 marinas were randomly assigned to the control group and received no incentives t o respond, and the remaining three-fourths, or 1,437 marinas were offered both incentives to respond: entry into a prize drawing and a summary of the results of the study.
Mineta credited the Census Bureau's first-ever paid advertising campaign and efforts on the state and local level to the higher response rate.
You will increase your response rate if you include a cut-off date for your promotion.
The conclusion of such articles is usually that "this is regarded as a relatively high response rate for a survey of this type" (Babbie, 1990, p.
This much improved response rate led to a decision to adopt the telephone method for future use.
At Allegiance, we work with companies from a variety of industries and sizes to help them develop surveys that achieve high response rates and provide accurate results," said Josh Harker, data gathering strategist for Allegiance.