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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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8% and the false-negative rate (tested negative but were really cancerous) was 10%.
1 illustrates the false-positive and false-negative rates for each of the 5 lots across 3 immunoassays on the lateral-flow device.
When all aspects of a triple assessment suggest benign disease, most large series report a false-negative rate of 0.
The explanation given for the high false-negative rate of MF/MC breast cancer in SLN biopsy was that more than one lymphatic channel may arise from different breast tumours which may drain different SLNs and these may result in skip metastases.
The concern of overdetection must be weighed against the risk of clinically significant malignancy being missed by inadequate biopsy strategies that have considerable false-negative rates.
those not identified as high- or low-quality facilities by each risk-adjusted QM were identified so by the unadjusted QM), and (2) the false-negative rate for high- and low-quality facilities separately (i.
Confusion Matrix [14] Predicted Negative Positive Actual Negative a b Positive c d Recall rate: d/(c + d) Precision rate: d/(b + d) False-Positive rate: b/(a + b) False-Negative rate c/(c + d) Table 2.
A false-negative rate of five percent or less was used as the performance criterion.
Over the past few years, physicians have been moving toward use of the ThinPrep Pap test for primary cervical-cancer screening because of its decreased false-negative rate.
But labs measured in a nationwide proficiency test last year had a much lower false-negative rate of about 5 percent.
3) Tiffet O et al; "Combining radioisotopic and blue-dye technique does not improve the false-negative rate in sentinel lymph node mapping for colorectal cancer.