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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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623 SD: standard deviation; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate Table 5.
Assessment of Diesse Ves-matic 20 automated system for measuring erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
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During the fever stage of dengue, various bacterial infections can be part of the differential diagnosis; in this case erythrocyte sedimentation rate is quite useful, because the values remain unaltered in dengue patients [12].
2]) in surface area in the United States, Dendy and Bolton (1976) identified an inverse relationship between watershed area and sedimentation rate.
Patients with early arthritis should be evaluated for factors predictive of persistent and erosive disease, including number of swollen and tender joints, erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies, and radiographic erosions.
Blood tests showed a mild microcytosis, low ferritin level, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate 40 mm/h; serum biochemistry and levels of C-reactive protein, fasting glucose, and hemoglobin by electrophoresis were nor mal.
OBJECTIVE: To develop a micro-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) system with potential to be self-administered by patients at home using capillary blood.
Routine laboratory tests revealed an elevated alkaline phosphatase level (168 IU; normal: <90) and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (36 mm for the first hour; normal: 0 to 20); the blood glucose level and the results of kidney function tests were normal, and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for human immunodeficiency virus was negative.