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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Published as part of the Medlab Market Report series ahead of Medlab 2019, set to take place from February 4 to 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the report shows that overall fertility rates have decreased from seven children per women in 1960 to just three in 2017.
"In the Science article, we found that the total fertility rate that would maximize the standard of living in Korea would be 1.55.
First, there's a strong association between fertility and income levels -- once a country passes about $5,000 (Dh18,390) in per capita annual gross domestic product, it almost never has a high fertility rate. Rapid growth in a number of African countries means that this level will be in reach within a few decades.
Today, the fertility rate in Thailand is '1.4.' This is very low, about one-half the rate in the Philippines.
On the trend of older mothers, the report said: "In most developed countries, women have been increasingly delaying childbearing to later in life, which has resulted in rising fertility rates among older women.
Decreasing fertility rate, growing number of women suffering from lifestyle disorders, rising funding/investments for the development of fertility and ovulation monitors, and growing focus of both international and domestic players on the Asia-Pacific fertility testing devices market are some of the major factors driving the demand for fertility testing devices in the Asia-Pacific region.
The total fertility rate is 1.41, which is insufficient for the expanded reproduction of the population.
Fertility rates have been declining in East and Southeast Asia, and the trend in China has mirrored that of its neighbors.
376) estimated that women born in 1975 might reach completed fertility rates of 1.2-1.3 births by the end of their childbearing years in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
After rising from 55 births per 1,000 women to 58 between 2006 and 2008, the fertility rate has been falling since, according to estimates based on the American Community Survey (ACS).
Experts have identified five main reasons including late marriages and increasing cases of abortion for the fall of fertility rate among Saudi women.
Amman, August 30 (Petra) - The population of Amman is expected to increase from 2.4 million in 2012 to 3.6 million in 2030 if the 2012 fertility rate of 3.2 children per woman continues, which is considered a high fertility rate scenario.