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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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There will be large units, with enough Airmen to earn outright promotion allocations, and small units that will roll up nominated promotion-eligibles to an enlisted forced distribution panel led by the senior rater.
Several studies investigated whether rater training can counter the effects of raters' individual differences.
The rating scale for rater confidence was reverse scored from the direction of the skills rating scale in order to reduce the possibility of response bias.
Senior raters frequently rated their officer as above center of mass, but then included comments such as promote with peers, which sends a mixed message.
For example, in Figure 1, Rater Pair 1 received Lesson Set 1 (2 lessons), 2 (8 lessons), and 3 (2 lessons).
The distributions of concordance rates of RRT participants were similar both when individual raters were compared with the reference evaluation and when all rater pairs were compared with each other.
Correlation of the scores from two raters indicates that one rater would be sufficient in the educational setting.
Once you have gone through your 5-year plan with your rater or senior rater, it is important to get an outsider's perspective on your refined plan.
Table 1 offers a matrix with the average ratings received in peer assessments by gender of the rater.
These raters allow agents to access AUI proprietary programs quickly and efficiently to maximize revenue potential.
50 for each rater, the interrater agreement obtained from each statistic is reasonable.
Each group was assigned a rater who was a Consultant Obstetrician.