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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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The nozzle type air flow meter used in this study consists of an inlet part for introducing air flow, a nozzle part for measuring differential pressure which is converted to flow rate, and a speed controlled blower part for correcting pressure at the inlet section (Figure 2).
The heater line was constantly maintained at 42[degrees]C, but the outlet temperature at each flow rate was <42[degrees]C.
This work demonstrates the influence of the oxygen flow rate on optical, electrical, and mechanical properties and surface roughness of DC sputtering ITO thin films.
Regulated Pressure as Function of Flow Rate and Inlet Pressure.
* Maintaining transonic vascular access flows of greater than 600 mL/min in the preceding six months per KDOQI (NKF, 2006) minimum blood flow rate guidelines--to ensure access patency;
The emitters E1, E3 and E6 varied little in flow rate during the experiment, ending at 600h with Qr equal to 99.51, 98.44 and 98.91%, respectively.
The individual values of Qmax, average flow rate (Qave), voiding volume (VV) and PVR were recorded, and transferred to a standardised proforma, along with the volunteer's name, age and weight and contact info.
(2,5,12) Visvanathan (2010) stated that vitamin C in pineapple and papaya can increase the saliva flow rate. (8,10,11)
3) The variation of air flow rate is also considered one more time (104.7 to 272.22 kg/hr), with keeping water flow rate at 54 kg/hr.
This paper suggested that the properties of the fluid remain unchanged after discovering that the drop of pressure in the maximum flow rate could hardly attain 4,650 Pa.