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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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Using the six commonly reported image overlap metrics, we have demonstrated that the segmentations were a close match not only within the raters but between them as well.
The science classroom ratings were affected by rater error variance to a greater extent than the mathematics classroom ratings, perhaps reflecting the nature of a specific subdimension or the frequency of events within it.
Regarding the slope of the line, 75% of the G1 raters had an improvement in the accuracy levels in the second evaluation, with a coefficient significantly equal to 1 (P [less than or equal to] 0.05).
(6), mention that the relevant measurement properties to consider when selecting an instrument include, among others, the ability to obtain accurate results within or between the raters (intra- and inter-rater reliability, respectively).
Effects of accountability on rating behavior and rater accuracy.
Hypotheses 1a-1g: There will be significant agreement across raters in assessing: (A) Extraversion, (B) Agreeableness, (C) Conscientiousness, (D) Openness, (E) Neuroticism, (F) Narcissism, and (G) Hireability.
Grip strength scores from both raters and for all administrations of the test were transferred from a data collection sheet into an SPSS data file.
Table-I: A,B, C are three raters and 1 is first time scoring and 2 is scoring after 2-3 weeks.
Although scores were generally consistent across the different raters, agreement was lowest between the 2 less experienced providers (Rater 2 and Rater 3).
(2013) reported the lack of a clarity in protocol and rater training in the dichotomous TJA description (Myer et al., 2011), and these limitations may have contributed to the poor to moderate reliability found in their study of varied raters with differing educational backgrounds.