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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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The rate of red blood sedimentation (ESR) was measured by the distance erythrocyte had sedimented in scale from top of the hematocrit tube and were enumerated as mm/h.
Irrigation officer Zarif Khero said that Sindh government considered Bhasha as a replaAceAment dam as it would increase life of Tarbela which had accrued sedimentation. If groundAwater was abstracted fully it would take centuries to recharge it, he said.
Hence, this research aims at investigating the sedimentation property of the backfill material by conducting a series of rheological tests of the iron tailings backfill material with various mass concentrations.
The QD sedimentation time was controlled while fabricating the QD layers.
Physical treatment includes sedimentation, adsorption, flotation, using physical barriers such as deep bed filters and membranes [12].
IVIG effects on erythrocyte sedimentation rate in children.
Several literatures talk about adding surfactant to nanoparticles to avoid fast sedimentation, however, enough surfactant should be added to particle at any particular case.
The findings of physician-administered examinations that determined the number of swollen and tender joints were combined with erythrocyte sedimentation rate results to calculate disease activity.
The author covers the concepts of modern sedimentation velocity data analysis, the fundamental forces and essential macromolecular parameters for modeling, the sedimentation of discrete non-interacting particles, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
[9] used the DNS method to simulate the sedimentation of circular and elliptical particles in a Newtonian fluid.
There are variations in the separation media used but dextran-based sedimentation is typically used in conjunction with a Ficoll-Hypaque density gradient centrifugation step.