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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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On the natural and social factors causing the infection risk, the regions ranking on the epidemiological risk levels were classified into two groups on the basis of epidemiological data: (a) areas with high risk of infection (Zelenovsky, Burlinsky, Akzhaik, Terektinsky, Taskalinsky, Chingirlausky areas of the region, and Uralsk city) are confined to the forest area and parts of forest steppe in the valley of flood basins with well-developed river net, fish infection rate, developed fishing, and people's morbidity rate level; and (b) areas with low risk of infection (Bokeyordinsky, Zhangalinsky, Zhanibeksky, Kaztalovsky, Karatobinsky, and Syrymsky), occupying steppe zones with less water content, slightly developed fishing, and lack of infected fish.
Morbidity rate on classes of diseases per 1000 of studied reflects the structure of illnesses.
22) In 1997 the morbidity rate in Afghanistan was estimated at 753 cases/100 thousand inhabitants (among them 35% were infected but asymptomatic).
Morbidity rate was calculated using the overall number of complications instead of the number of patients with this outcome.
WASHINGTON--Approximately 18,000 men over age 55 are participating in a seven-year study that researchers hope will determine whether the drug finasteride is effective in preventing prostate cancer, a condition that has a particularly high morbidity rate among blacks.
Professionals have the lowest morbidity rate by occupation.
Since China carried out the first survey on diabetes epidemiology in 1980, the morbidity rate of diabetes increases from less than 1% then to about 10% currently.
However, the overall morbidity rate was lower for the endoscopic group.