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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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Similarly gamma irradiation has been reported in several studies to have beneficial effects on fruits vegetables and other commodities contributing to lower respiration rate (Benkeblia et al.
Longkong is categorized under a high respiration rate commodity, and it is one of the reasons for decreased in shelf life [4, 5].
Respiration rate dropped significantly 6 hours after admission in patients of both age-groups (Table 2) with correction of dehydration and metabolic acidosis (p<0.
Some works reported the occurrence of climacteric rise in respiration rate of date palm fruits (Hejeri, 1981; Abd Al-Laytef, 1988; Abbas and Ibrahim, 1996; Taain, 2010).
When approaching the horse and before measuring we were relaxed, our motions slow and respiration rate low in order not to excite the horse.
Tables 2 and 3 show that the soil respiration rate was significantly correlated with both soil temperature and moisture (P< 0.
For example, in running, your respiration rate will increase if you are running fast and decrease if you are running slow.