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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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Published 12 times a year by Meredith Corporation, with a circulation rate base of 4 million and an audience of over 19 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in the world.
Due to volume growth and demand for treating services, Enterprise is expanding its Battlefield and Keatchie treating facilities to add two amine units, each with a circulation rate of 700 gallons per minute.
The July issue includes new advertisers, and its publication coincides with the announcement of a circulation rate base increase.
The title outperformed its circulation rate base of 400,000 for the first half of 2006 by 29.
Launch circulation rate base is 350,000 per issue and primary distribution will be through pediatricians who must submit direct written requests for the magazine.