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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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You may have had an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), a test in which small electrodes are placed on your chest and elsewhere to measure the heart rate, as well as whether your heart rhythm is steady or irregular.
It has been established in literature that women who are younger than 50 years have higher vagal but lower sympathetic modulations of heart rate than the age-matched men, however these gender-related autonomic differences disappear in the elderly age group2,7,8.
Ideally, heart rate measurement should be continuously occurring without user intervention.
Every 10- to 22-BPM rise in resting heart rate above 50 BPM was associated with a 16 percent increased risk of death, the study authors wrote in the journal Heart.
Longer repeats (800m for example) will be at a lower heart rate target and require more recovery interval than 100m repeats.
An inverse relationship was expected between SDNN and pulse rate since lower heart rate is considered neurologically healthier than a higher pulse rate, and a higher SDNN value is considered neurologically healthier than a lower SDNN value.
Among the 1,829 men in the study; every increment of 10 beats per minute in resting heart rate at entry into the study was linked with a statistically significant, 16% relative increase in the incidence of heart failure, an association not seen in women.
For now, the only intervention to offer otherwise healthy men older than 55 with a high heart rate is intensified control of lifestyle risk factors.
Tracking heart rate, it is GPS–enabled and can track speed, distance, elevation – and even swim metrics.
Bioengineers and medical researchers and practitioners explore how the precise electronic analysis of variation in the heart rate can be used in clinical diagnosis.
Subsequently, the fetoscope was introduced to listen to the fetal heart rate intermittently, sometimes weeks or months apart.