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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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Thus we should disaggregate the data and explicitly model the determinants of the fatality rate in individual states.
These results in driving related fatality rate of a Western dummy variable to account for possible differences in driving related fatality rates between Western and non-Western states.
9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries and fatalities from skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling have not declined, despite measures aimed at making these popular winter sports safer, according to two studies being presented this week at Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, in Denver, Colorado ("Skiing and Snowboarding-related Head Injuries in the United States: A Retrospective Analysis from 2004-2010" and "Snowmobile Fatality Rates Have Not Decreased Despite Public Health Interventions").
If it does go human-to-human and maintains anything like [a fatality rate of] 50 percent, it would be devastating," says Webster.
For the three states and Puerto Rico that had no open container laws at all, the alcohol-related fatality rate was almost 42 percent.
But even with the largest number of deaths, construction had only the third most dangerous industry fatality rate.
Twelve states implemented comprehensive GDL policy and other programs to reduce their teen fatality rate by more than 50 percent in just six years.
He was confident this trend will continue and said: "By the end of this year the fatality rate should be well below the 2000 levels.
For example, a single fatality in a rare occupation such as rattlesnake milking would result in a high fatality rate for the occupation, yet would pose a minimal hazard because there are few of these workers employed in this occupation.
Newly released Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) vehicle mileage figures, used to determine annual crash rates, showed that the large truck-involvement rate in fatal crashes, the fatality rate and the fatal crash rate for large trucks each declined to its lowest level since the U.
Since the agency first changed the hours rules in 2004, the truck-involved fatality rate has dropped by 36% - nearly twice as fast as the overall fatality rate on our highways - and that's not a coincidence: the current rules are working.