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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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Furthermore, the inclusion of more variables in the study of prevalence rates and group differences contributed to a more nuanced understanding of BDD beyond gender.
High TB prevalence rate is observed among children and teenagers in Bishkek, Osh cities, Osh and Chui regions.
The 6-8 week breastfeeding prevalence rate of 54% for the three-month period immediately before the onset of the project compared favourably with the national rate at the time of 49% (DH, 2012), but was significantly below the trust's overall rate of 58.
Ganeb said the current national prevalence rate shows that it is possible to create an HIV/ AIDS free generation.
An estimated 20,000 people are HIV-positive in Panama, where the prevalence rate is 0.
VIENNA -- The United States has an HIV epidemic raging within its poorest urban neighborhoods, with prevalence rates 20-fold above the national average and matching HIV infection rates of Third World nations.
Prevalence rate of this disease in Jordan is "low," one AIDS infection per 10 thousand people, said, Bassam Hijjawi, director of the Health Ministry's disease control department, to our correspondent, adding a systematic surveillance system of the epidemic, however, is "crucial".
Oregon is in the middle of the pack, with its obesity prevalence rate going from 11 percent in 1990 to 24 percent in 2005.
Oman recorded the lowest Prevalence Rate in 1990, 40 per 100,000 population The Mean Prevalence Rate for the GCC as whole in 1990 was 72.
This mean score was used when the relationship of prevalence rate to research quality was investigated.
A majority of the surveys in urban areas using the criteria of [is greater than or equal to] 160/95 mmHg, showed a prevalence rate of 6-13 per cent, except a few, which reported a prevalence of 15 per cent (15,16).