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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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The result of the sensitivity analysis did not match with the previous hypothesis that clothing insulation and metabolic rate are the most sensitive variables.
A species' metabolic rate could be factored in to decide the likelihood of extinction.
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The experiment was designed to determine four metabolic parameters: (1) active metabolic rate during byssus attachment in fasting mussels; (2) specific dynamic action (SDA) immediately after feeding of fasted mussels (without byssus attachment); (3) standard metabolic rate after byssus attachment and digestion; and (4) maximally active metabolic rate during byssus attachment immediately after feeding (Fig.
With age, your energy expenditure drops due to a decline in resting metabolic rate.(3), (4)
Also included in the Standard 55-2010 definition of comfort is the metabolic rate for the occupants.
Although the results are limited, in part, by the fact that we did not obtain any direct measure of stress and metabolic rate, this detectable influence of handling is compatible with previous research that shows that changing metabolic rate influences the effective CS-US interval (see, e.g., Misanin et al., 2006).
Cutting calories below your RMR is not smart, because your body then shifts into starvation mode, lowering your metabolic rate even more.
There's something as yet unknown going on with black bear hibernation that slows metabolic rates more than lower body temperatures alone can explain.
(2) First, basal metabolic rate (BMR) accounts for over two-thirds of the calories burned at rest, and more than half of BMR can be accounted for by how much muscle a person has.
In addition, the participants sleeping for 5.5 hours reported greater hunger and had lower resting metabolic rates and 24-hour plasma epinephrine levels.
Bioelectric impedance analyze (BIA) is commonly used in clinical settings and field studies for estimating body composition parameters such as total extracellular, intracellular water compartments, fat mass, body mass, resistance, reactance, body capacitance and basal metabolic rate. However, it is possible to measure some electrical properties of matter such as resistance, reactance, phase angle, body capacitance and basal metabolic (2,4,5).