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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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Novel technique for scanning of codon 634 of the RET protooncogene with fluorescence resonance energy transfer and real-time PCR in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma.
MGySgt Barry Schmelter, USMC (Ret.), GM, Million Air Riverside CA (KRIV) * 951-247-2111 * bschmelter@millionair.com
It is known that no RET immunoreactivity is found in normal thyroid tissue (7).
Built at a cost of about P300 million, the new RETs basically allow aircraft to exit the runway at 93 kilometers per hour, from the previous 65 kph, Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) General Manager Ed Monreal said.
Only 2 from a total of 6 rats were able to perform voluntary "squat-like" movements during the adaptation phases of the RET protocol, while no animals were able to perform the lifting phase.
Here, we describe the first RET D898Y germline mutation identified in a PCC patient and her two first-degree relatives.
Last week RET Capital announced a deal with Canadian Solar to acquire three utility-scale solar power plants in Ontario delivering 40.9mW DC to area households.
They argue that the RET should be reduced to reflect the decrease in energy demand, that is doomed to fail and that it has little point going forward.
Colonel (Ret.) Barry Johnson--Former Senior Staff Officer for Multi-National Forces in Iraq
"In particular, the review will consider the contribution of the RET in reducing emissions, its impact on electricity prices and energy markets, as well as its costs and benefits for the renewable energy sector, the manufacturing sector and Australian households," Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said in a statement.
The research also showed that patients with ASCL1 tumors with high levels of the RET oncogene protein did not survive as long as ASCL1 patients with low levels of RET.