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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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Using demographic models to determine intrinsic rate of increase and sustainable fishing for elasmobranchs: pitfalls, advances, and applications.
In agreement with our study, in one experiment Spitze found that the presence of Chaoborus extract increased fecundity and the intrinsic rate of increase, although in a second experiment he found a decrease in the intrinsic rate of increase (cf.
where e is exponent of a given number and rm is intrinsic rate of population increase.
The mean intrinsic rate [Mathematical Expression Omitted] limits the total strength of selection, but does not influence the relative importance of the two components.
The intrinsic rate of increase (rm) is a perfect indicator at which the growth of population is most favorable because it reflects the overall effects on development reproduction and survival characteristics of a population (Tsai and Wang 1999).
The aqueous extracts of the plants were mixed in the larval media to determine egg laying, larval and pupal duration, larval and pupalsurvival, development time, biotic potential, sex ratio and intrinsic rate of increase, in order to determine stimulation or inhibition of life traits of the house fly.
For example, Loreau and Baluku (1987) found that in Biomphalaria glabrata the intrinsic rate of increase is lower for group rearing at high density.

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