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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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1, indicating that the respiration rates of other freshwater bivalves respond in a similar manner to that of unionids.
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When the cell faces with the KCN, the respiration rate increase in the early stages and after passing a time it returns to its original rate.
Respiration rate (RR), pulse rate (PR) and panting score (PS) were analyzed using the Friedman test.
Higher residue production was in accordance with higher soil respiration rate for the maize-planted farmland (Tables 2 and 5).
Mussels from this sample were used only for respiration rate measurements.
The monitor can measure respiration rate, direction of travel, height and depth, muscle movement, humidity, speed, temperature and the Global Positioning System (GPS) location of the animal being tracked.
Capnocheck, II Capnograph/Oximeter full-featured monitor provides ETCO2, inspired CO2, respiration rate, SpO2, and heart rate measurements.
Instead, MAP hermetically seals the cut and washed produce, reducing its respiration rate by controlling the transfer of gases in and out of the package.
By measuring the isotopes in blood samples taken 24 hours later, the researchers could estimate the dogs' rate of respiration; from the respiration rate, they calculated that each animal used an average of 15.
Other animals hibernate, or fall into a very deep sleep during which respiration rate, heart rate and metabolism are slowed to conserve energy.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to the Company to market the Covidien Nellcor([TM]) Respiration Rate Version 1.