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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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For the cooling experiment, the groundwater circulation rate was about 33 L/min, and the heat-source water circulation rate was about 70 L/min.
The bit cost neural network was developed by using eleven inputs: bit type (IADC code), bit size, total nozzle area of the bit, depth the bit was pulled, drilled interval length, rate of penetration, maximum and minimum weight on bit (WOB) and rotary speed (RPM), and the mud circulation rate.
We are looking at a new design for the magazine that ties what we've learned from our research into the design of the magazine and we plan to continue to increase our paid circulation rate base and to serve the entire audience of landowners.
When the amount of the fuel in the furnace remains constant, ash concentration in the furnace will increase with increasing circulation rate.
The rotor of mill creates strong centrifugal and shearing force which, when combined with the fast circulation rate of the slurry, result in efficient grinding with sharp particle size distribution.
This force, combined with the fast circulation rate of the slurry, results in excellent and efficient grinding with sharp particle size distribution, according to the literature.
Although the sea water circulation rate varies, it is basically 10-20 meters per hour, the team said, down from observations in the same area during the mid-1980s by U.
The new combined title, to be relaunched in September, will have a paid circulation rate base of 550,000.
Launched in 1994, Mutual Funds is described as the personal-finance category's fastest-growing magazine, with a circulation rate base of 750,000.
With its high circulation rate and the community's growing population, Reisterstown needed an efficient but low-cost electronic security system.
Cold molds, for example, improve cycle speed: 50 F on the core and cavity is optimum, Dow says, advising use of the coldest water and highest circulation rate available.