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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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Since the dose rate is linearly related to activity of the radioactive seeds, in the TLD measurement and MC simulation, only 0.
For chronic exposure at moderate dose rates, the deaths associated with the GI syndrome can be delayed, and are associated with higher radiation doses than for brief exposure at a high rate.
The map shows that the results obtained are consistent with all previous reported measurements of deposition in soil and of gamma dose rates.
We believe that the lower dose rate produced a greater reduction on bending strength than the higher dose rate because the kinetic energy imparted from the irradiation exceeded various physio-chemical thresholds within the wood (Figs.
Additionally, any source that has a dose rate in excess of 1 cGy/hr (equivalent to 1 rad/hr) at 1 meter should also be considered high-risk.
This follows the outbreak of septoriatritici in this year's crops after many warnings from chemical manufacturers of the need to maintain dose rates and correct timings.
The total radiation dose to a device is the sum of each dose rate experienced by the device, multiplied by the time at that dose rate.
60] [gamma] rays from an Eldorado 6 therapy unit (Atomic Energy of Canada) at a dose rate of about 2.
The probe relayed the one-second spaced measurement signals to the maintenance vessel above where the measured dose rate values were displayed and recorded.