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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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Although some researchers combine ratings by the same rater, others do not (Nemanick and Clark, 2002).
Rater A3, the least experienced teacher in the room, had five years' teaching experience; nearly half had more than twenty, and the rest at least ten.
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Our major finding is that both rater and context influence ethicality evaluation.
Table 1: Pair rater manual platelet counts correlation between the different raters (R) in the study.
The inter-rater reliability portion of this study demonstrates excellent reliability between all raters after the training.
Because raters completed scoring before this discussion, one rater did not assign scores for the criterion "Access the needed evidence" because she felt it was not applicable to the assignment (Appendix B, online only).
Intra-rater reliability: According to the criteria suggested by Fleiss23 and Rosner,24 excellent within-session intra-rater reliability was observed for both raters measuring ACROM using UG, with ICC (2,1) ranging from 0.
Interrater reliability Ask multiple raters to independently evaluate same simulation performance and compare ratings for consistency Intrarater (test/retest) Video-record simulation performance reliability and ask the same rater to evaluate the performance on two or more occasions, then compare ratings for consistency Inter-instrument reliability Rate same simulation performance using two or more instruments that are intended to measure same constructs) and assess for consistency Note.
8 percent projection this year, the debt rater discounts a hard landing for the world's second biggest economy.