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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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Meanwhile, the lowest stillbirth rate was in the South West, where only 0.
For pregnancies in which the fetus weighed [greater than or equal to] 1 000 g, the stillbirth rate declined rapidly from 70/1 000 in 1962 to 20.
Unadjusted Stillbirth Rate per 1000 Births According to Maternal Characteristics, Quebec, 1981-2009 Total Births Rate (95% (Stillbirths) Confidence Interval) Maternal education, years <11 344,991 (1540) 4.
It lies 148th in the global stillbirth rate rankings which have on average declined by 1.
The stillbirth rate varies sharply by country, from the lowest rates of 2
The stillbirth rate has recently increased in Gaza.
Figures show that the stillbirth rate increased to 6.
The stillbirth rate was significantly higher among obese women than among those with a normal weight--8.
A report out yesterday warned the stillbirth rate has not fallen since the early 1990s despite advances in medical treatment.
Some of the traits evaluated are milk produced, its fat and protein content, pregnancy rate, calving ease, and now stillbirth rate.
Tango selected 63 incinerators which exceeded the provisional standards set by the former Health and Welfare Ministry for dioxin emissions in 1996 and analyzed the mortality rate among newborns and infants, as well as the stillbirth rate, based on population statistics for 1997 and 1998.
Froen reviewed 24 stillbirth-related studies and concluded that reduced fetal movement is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome in both high- and low-risk pregnancies and that maternal vigilance with fetal movement counting reduces the stillbirth rate, particularly in those stillbirths deemed avoidable.