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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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2001), which examined the effects of a faster blood flow rate on vascular access complications with contradictory findings, and by Borzou et al.
Absolute values of maximum flow rate (Qmax) and PVR are commonly used in clinical decision-making without interpreting the position of patient.
Figure 9 shows a comparison of the influence of vortex nozzle outlet pressure on the total mass flow rate through nozzle 2 and 3 with different divergent part lengths.
To determine difference in salivary flow rate after chewing pineapple with salivary flow rate after chewing papaya then tested the T unpaired against both results are pineapple (Ananascomocus) different from papaya (Carica papaya).
c] is the correction to be given to the equilibrium (desired) coolant flow rate in order to satisfy the problem constraints on [T.
is the volumetric air flow rate measured on the flowmeter, [p.
Because of the wide variance in flow rate, the regulator could be led to operate in an unstable manner during low flow conditions or could create a choke flow condition during high flow.
For the effect of flow rate and insulation of venous tubing on the fluid temperature difference between the bag and the intravenous cannula, the fluid temperature was measured in non-insulated and insulated intravenous lines at four different flow rates (10, 30, 60, and 100 mL/minute).