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Rate

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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These two variables will result in lower risk adjusted rate, which raises speculative P/E, hence higher target share price.
Housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1,530,000, roughly the same as August but 6 percent below last September's rate.
The adjusted rate in 1997 was almost the same as 20 years earlier.
The seasonally adjusted rate for April was nearly five percent, the airline industry body said.
April's seasonally adjusted rate was down from a revised 9.6 percent in March, the department said, and well below the 11.2 percent a year ago.
In terms of single-family housing completions, Census reported that in May the seasonally adjusted rate came in at 507,000 units.
However, when the data were stratified by age into older and younger groups, younger rheumatoid arthritis patients (aged 40-59 years) showed a 19% drop in the rate of total knee arthroplasty in 2003-2007, compared with 1983-1987 (adjusted rate ratio 0.81, 95% confidence interval 0.74-0.87, P less than .0001), while a 40% reduction was found for total hip arthroplasty (adjusted rate ratio 0.60; 95% CI 0.54-0.66, P less than .0001) over those same periods.
That compared with a national seasonally adjusted rate of 4.7 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a point over August.
Issuance of total building permits increased 2.4 percent to a seasonably adjusted rate of 2.189 million units for the month.
Housing starts shot back up to nearly the highest pace of the year in scorching August, reaching a seasonably adjusted rate of 2.0 million units.
Nationwide, single family housing starts rose 5.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.46 million units.

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