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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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In Japan, fetal death rates are typically more than twice those of the United States, and range to as much as five times as large.
The fetal death rate was higher for nulliparous women than it was for multiparous women, and among the nulliparous women, the fetal death rates by BMI for diabetic and nondiabetic women were 5.
The fraction of Black children in foster care more than doubled, fetal death rates and weapons arrests of Blacks rose more than 25%, and Black low birth weight babies increased nearly 10%.
Using Gender Ratios to Measure the Effect of Pollution on Fetal Death Rates
supra note 8, at 3 (reporting that seven trials compared EFM to intermittent auscultation and found no difference in fetal death rates during birth).