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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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3b illustrates the role of CEX concentration and circulation rates on COD removal.
Bed temperature and excess air factor are variables relatively markedly influencing [N.sub.2]O emission, the effect of secondary air ratio and circulation rate being negligible.
Decreasing circulation rates The circulation rates of the Egyptian printed newspapers have decreased from over a billion in 2010 to 534.6 millions in 2016, according to Egypt's official Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
Designed to address food facility needs for environmental control, productivity and safety--as well as cleanliness--they are used not only to prevent cross-contamination, but also to help air circulation rates and optimal operating efficiency.
In some locations, circulation rates between decades varied by 50%.
The groups were compared in terms of gender, age, initial rhythm, cardiopulmonary resuscitation durations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation results (exitus, return), return of spontaneous circulation rates observed after cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and neurological outcome responses of the cases in which return of spontaneous circulation was observed.
Newspapers have a mix of circulation rates, political leaning, credibility, and quality.
Analysis of the 2015 Tribune annual report suggest that the "material weaknesses" stem for pre-printed inserts, circulation rates and compensation expense.
The trend, he said, was due to the growing use of the Internet, which is leading to the decline in demand for newsprint as a medium of advertising; the drop in circulation rates of newspapers, and the growth of alternatives to advertising in newspapers.
I paid about EGP 5,000 for the expenses of publishing the first edition of the book, but I got all the money back when the book achieved high circulation rates. I think this happens with most of the beginners.
Al-Ayam had one of the highest circulation rates in the country.