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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.

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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The national percentage IU percent MTCT risk was 0.9%, which translated to a national IU case rate of 245 HIV-positive neonates per 100 000 live births.
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Consequently, proportionately higher than age-adjusted Pima County case rates are found.
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In 2011, Asians became the largest single racial/ethnic group represented among TB cases, with a case rate 25 times that of non-Hispanic whites.
This reduction has had an important epidemiologic effect on the overall TB case rate in Madrid.
More than 14,500 cases of TB were reported in the United States in 2004, for a case rate of 4.9 per 100,000.
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 decline in the case rate was reflected in both the goods-producing and service-producing industries.
The case rate of acute pancreatitis in hospitals rose steadily in southern England from 1963 to 1998, but a corresponding decline in mortality from the condition from 1963 to 1975 ceased after that time, reported Dr.
The crude case rate for WNV infection was 10.8/100,000 inside the high crow-mortality areas compared with 3.2/100,000 outside (Mantel--Haenszel weighted incidence ratio 3.0, 95% CI 2.1 to 4.2).