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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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The overall five-year survival rate improvement from 48.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has a five-year survival rate of 20%, affecting 218,000 people in the global market, of which 60% or 125,000, are diagnosed.
According to industry experts, the five-year survival rate in cases of early detection of breast cancer is 95 percent.
The Office for National Statistics found one and five-year survival rates have continued to creep up for 14 cancers.
Despite the growing challenges, five-year survival rates for most cancers have improved - sometimes significantly - since 2000, according to a study published last week in medical journal The Lancet that reviewed 37.
According to the report, entitled '25 by 25: a ten-year strategy to improve lung cancer survival rates', nearly two-thirds (65%) of healthcare professionals who responded to a UKLCC survey believe early-stage diagnosis to be the most important factor for improving five-year survival rates.
The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) wants governments, commissioners and the healthcare community to work together to raise five-year survival rates to 25% by 2025 across the UK.
Overall, five-year survival rates were higher in teenagers and young adults at 82% compared with 79% in children.
Researchers found that although the five-year survival rates for almost all forms of cancer have improved since the 1980s, there has been no development in the statistics for primary bone cancer, which has stayed at 55 per cent.
We welcome greater scrutiny of survival rates to include one-year survival rates, although five-year survival rates will also remain key to understanding progress against the disease.
While overall five-year survival rates have increased to record levels almost across the board, thanks to new treatments and greater awareness, more deprived parts of society are not seeing the benefits as much.
Patients diagnosed with metastatic disease have five-year survival rates of only about three percent.