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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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The case rate among foreign-born individuals is at least seven times higher than among those born in the United States (MMWR 51[5]:101-04, 2002).
The case rate covers all radiation therapy services provided to the patient for the treatment of breast cancer.
Asians had the highest TB case rate among all racial/ethnic groups.
Suburban Rockland Country, which had the smallest population (287,000) and the lowest AIDS case rate (123/100,000) of the four areas, had the highest proportion of patients in the study on HAART (22 of 31).
5 times higher than the national rate, the rural population in Arkansas has a higher case rate than the urban population.