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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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Annual rates of change in the lifetime risk of maternal mortality can be decomposed into the changes in the MMR, the general fertility rate and the average length of a woman's reproductive lifetime, in accordance with the following formula:
In contrast, a similar increase in MATLV is shown to have virtually no net impact on the general fertility rate.
In order to examine the impact of changes in age-distribution of the female population, general fertility rate (GFR) is selected as a dependent variable.
The upsurge has taken place despite some fall in fertility and the authors have attempted to quantify the factors which have led to the decline in the Crude Birth Rate (CBR) and the General Fertility Rate (GFR).
Family size and general fertility rates in Ireland show that the vast majority of Irish couples practice some form of family planning.
We also tried general fertility rates and found very similar results to those reported later in this paper.

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