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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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Despite the contribution of the conditions of low [O.sub.2] active MA, combined or not with high C[O.sub.2], to the reduction in the respiration rate and to the preservation of TCP and TAA, the reduction in metabolism was not enough to provide differences in diseases, color, pulp firmness, SS content and TA of the fruits.
Respiration rate was found to be significantly associated with lower socioeconomic status (P = 0.004) and contact with passive smoking (P = 0.031).
In coral, the effect of the inhibitor emetine on respiration rates was dependent on [pCO.sub.2] (Edmunds and Wall.
We can estimate the respiration rate based on the received signal strength [P.sub.m].
5: Mean respiration rates ([+ or -] SD) ranked for 10 California drylot dairies (average over 3 days of observation).
In relation to respiration rate, there was no interaction between treatments, showing the response for respiration of the two maturity stages was similar in the two temperatures (Table 1).
Initially, respiration rates were analyzed in Luminal-A type MCF7 and triple negative MDA-Mb-231 cell lines.
Total respiration rate (Vt) was measured according to the method of Bouma et al.
The respiration rate and ethylene production rates were determined using a closed system method according to Singh with some modifications [17, 18].
In January 2015, Kyma announced that it had received CE Mark approval for the A[micro sign]-Cor System for monitoring thoracic fluid content, ECG, heart rate, respiration rate, activity, and posture.
In October/2009 the highest respiration rate (64.1 mgC [m.sup.-3] [h.sup.-1]) was recorded, coinciding with high TN:TP and dissolved organic carbon.
The same respiration rate improves BRS and oxygen saturation in people with chronic heart failure and decreases sympathoexcitation in those with COPD.