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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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2) and elevation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate ([greater than or equal to] 28 mm/hr) or C-reactive protein ([greater than or equal to] 20 mg/L).
To enhance the predictive power of the FRS, they added measures of carotid plaque and intima-media thickness by carotid ultrasonography, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and cumulative glucocorticoid dose.
The other supporting tests are: anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (Anti-CCP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and X-ray.
Blood samples were also taken from both the subjects and controls, in appropriate bottles, for blood counts packed cell volume [PCV], white blood cells [WBCs] and differentials, platelets, erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, and IgA) and complement regulator proteins (C1 esterase inhibitor [C1-INH] and C3 activator).
Hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume, white cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and serum C-reactive protein levels were 7.
ESR-vacuum tubes are evacuated tubes used for collection of venous blood, and to transport and process blood for the testing the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of whole blood.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were normal, and rheumatoid factor was negative.
Although SHML was initially described as low-pain cervical lymphadenopathy accompanied by fever, leukocytosis, an increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and hypergammaglobulinemia, extranodal involvement is observed in 25 to 40% of cases.
Those patients who presented with pain soon after surgery were afebrile, had adductor spasm, tenderness over the pubic anchor site, an increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), a normal white blood count (WBC), and an osteopenic halo on plain pelvic x-ray, Dr.

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