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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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And cash-flush foreign investors have been buying up treasury bills, and this has a positive consumer effect in terms of rates.
An adjustable-rate mortgage generally has a fixed-interest rate for a set number of years at the beginning, then the rate fluctuates.
The thinner spreads have compensated for base rate increases and allowed all-in borrowing rates to stay relatively flat.
We were now grappling with a seductive proposition: If economic growth could be stronger than previously imagined and the unemployment rate could fall to a level that in the past would have triggered higher inflation without triggering inflation--then the FOMC might not need to raise rates as hurriedly as it had in the past.
Use the long-term capital gain rate: Long-term capital gains on sales and exchanges will be taxed at lower rates, so the one-year holding period becomes even more important.
The announced rollback in the rate reductions effectively increases current and future corporate income tax rates and, thus, all corporations doing business in Ontario must revalue assets and liabilities that were recorded under the previous tax rate schedule.
A CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) approach, for example, reduces the time and effort needed to both implement and maintain rates and rules.
question was, what would happen to the permeation rates of the
Early in the period, expectations of a further easing of money market rates by the German Bundesbank were supported by official policy actions.
If the spot rate is 1,082 lira per deutsche mark and the one-year forward rate is 1,150, the companies should decide what rate they'll use initially to set the contract price of the product - the spot, the forward or an average of forward rates.
These nonguaranteed results incorporate dividends, excess interest rates or other elements subject to change at the insurer's discretion.
Insurance rate increases in the Rochester area were less than half the national average from 1980 through 1991.