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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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At a 16% infection rate, more events were detected during the summer than during the winter, with an intermediate number of events detected in the fall and spring (Table 3).
Which area in the Western Hemisphere has the lowest HIV infection rate? --
HCV infection rates declined during the 1990s followed by a plateau beginning around 2003, then rose sharply beginning in 2010, coinciding with the introduction of the release of the abuse-deterrent formulation of OxyContin, which is one of the most commonly misused opioid analgesics, the investigators said, explaining that the reformulated version was harder to crush or dissolve.
A study on the relationship between the etiology of hydrocephalus, age at the time of shunt placement, and infection rate. Childs NervSyst.
The rate of HIV infection in the country continues to rise, in direct contrast to other countries where the infection rate is dropping.
The infection rate has been reported as 21% and 19% in goats and cattle, respectively in India (Ravindran et al., 2008), and 5.4% in sheep in Turkey (Aydenizoz et al., 2012).
In dirty wound the infection rate is highest (37.5%) and p value is <0.0000001 stating highly significant association between class IV wound and infection.
The cumulative rate of ICEDI was calculated to be 6.6% (25 out of 374), with infection rate of 2% (5 out of 239) for group B while 14.8% (20 out of 135) for group A.
Key Words: Anopheles stephensi, Plasmodium falciparum, nested PCR, sporozoite infection rate

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