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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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Basal metabolic rate is thought to be closely tied to phylogeny (Freckleton et al.
Like the effect on metabolic rate, the astonishing duration of this positive effect implies that someone who regularly and frequently engages in endurance exercise may well spend most of their lives in a state of post-exercise hypotension.
A bicycle ergometer which is located under the workstation was used to increase subjects' metabolic rate during the tests.
As expected, the metabolic effect of the calorie-restricted diet triggered a decrease in resting metabolic rate of 3.
Reports of large drops in bear metabolic rates during hibernation cheer Eric Hellgren of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, who admits to "a biased viewpoint as a bear biologist.
Levels of resting oxygen consumption and characteristic of the metabolic rate curves would seem to be explained in part by the differences in behavior and ecology of the species.
The measurement of VO2, which is the equivalent of metabolic rate, and VCO2, as well as the measurement of urinary nitrogen (UN), can be used to determine the resting energy expenditure (REE).
In a unique experiment, researchers mist-netted 69 species of birds in the tropical lowland forests of Gamboa, Panama, and measured their basal metabolic rate when the birds were resting.
Fatigue interferes with our ability to process carbohydrates and slows down the metabolic rate, so make sure you have at least nine hours sleep a night.
Metabolic rate is the largest and most variable component of the energy budget for active fish species, and it is critical that it be determined accurately in order to construct realistic bioenergetics models (Ney, 1993).
And the brain interprets a drop in leptin as a sign that you're starving, so it ratchets down your metabolic rate.
The low metabolic rate of spiders and other arachnids has been suggested as an adaptation to living in environments with unpredictable food supplies (Anderson 1970; Greenstone & Bennett 1980; Anderson & Prestwich 1982; Lighton & Fielden 1995).