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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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This will help to ensure that in-facility neonatal mortality rates are aligned and as accurate as possible.
The neonatal mortality rate was defined as the number of deaths during the first 28 completed days of life per 1000 live births that occurred during the study period.
The early neonatal mortality rate was defined as the number of deaths in the first seven days of life per 1 000 live births (4).
2 seeks to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under-5 years, with all countries aiming to reduce rates to at least as low as 25 deaths per 1,000 live births including attaining neonatal mortality rates (NMR) of no more than 12 deaths per 1,000 live births.
While this is one of the first multiple-year documentations of neonatal mortality rates in Harbor Seals, rates reported in some other pinniped species are either lower or similar to what we found and are not out of line with other studies on terrestrial mammals.
Inborn babies were only been included to calculate the neonatal mortality rate.
Qatar's current neonatal, early neonatal, late neonatal and corrected neonatal mortality rates are comparable to many high income countries, both from the West and East3.
However, the neonatal mortality rate dropped by 87 percent, early neonatal mortality rate dropped by 91 percent, and late neonatal mortality by 58 percent between 1975 and 2011".
Qatar's neonatal mortality rate (NMR) and under-five mortality rates have also dropped over the past five years, it said.
The neonatal mortality rate has actually increased, from 49 per thousand live births in 2000-01 to 53 per thousand in 2007-08.
With an estimated 298 000 neonatal deaths annually and a reported neonatal mortality rate of 49 per 1000 live births, Pakistan accounts for 7% of global neonatal deaths.
Summary: Neonatal mortality rate saw a significant decrease down from 27 cases per 1000 live births to 18.

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