What is rate?

  • (verb): Be worthy of or have a certain rating.
    Example: "This bond rates highly"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rate, rates:

Economy Of Turkmenistan - Other Statistics
... highest 10% 31.7% (1998) Industrial production growth rate official government estimate 22% (2003 est.) Exchange rates Turkmen manats per US$1 – 5,200 (January 2000), 5,350 (January 1999), 4,070 (January ... The official rate has consistently been 5,200 Manat to the dollar ... of national currency the last official rate is 2.85 manat-1$ ...
Demographics Of Saint Helena - CIA World Factbook Demographic Statistics - Population
... By 2010 estimates, per one thousand population the birth rate is 10.95 births, and the death rate is 6.91 deaths ... In the same year, it was estimated that the rate of population growth was 0.404% ... Ratio male/female at birth 1.049 0-14 1.04 15-64 1.04 65+ 0.94 Total 1.02 The total fertility rate for 2010 is estimated at 1.56 children born per woman ...
Blood Alcohol Content - Metabolism and Excretion
... are removed from the bloodstream (whether by metabolism or excretion) at a rate proportional to the current concentration, so that they exhibit exponential decay with a characteristic ... at an approximately constant rate ... This rate varies considerably between individuals Another sex based difference is in the elimination of alcohol ...
Economy Of French Polynesia
... GDP - real growth rate -0.43% (in 2006) Inflation rate (consumer prices) 1.1% (2006) Unemployment rate 11.8% (1994 est.) Industrial production growth rate NA% Exchange rates ... to the euro, this static link remains true, at the rate of about 119.26 Pacifique franc to one euro (1 euro being exactly 6.55957 French francs) ...
Internal Rate Of Return
... The internal rate of return (IRR) or economic rate of return (ERR) is a rate of return used in capital budgeting to measure and compare the profitability of investments ... is also called the discounted cash flow rate of return (DCFROR) or the rate of return (ROR) ... In the context of savings and loans the IRR is also called the effective interest rate ...

More definitions of "rate":

  • (noun): The relative speed of progress or change.
    Example: "He works at a great rate"
    Synonyms: pace
  • (verb): Estimate the value of.
    Example: "How would you rate his chances to become President?"
    Synonyms: value
  • (noun): Amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis.
    Example: "A 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
    Synonyms: charge per unit
  • (noun): A magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit.
    Example: "They traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"

Famous quotes containing the word rate:

    I don’t know but a book in a man’s brain is better off than a book bound in calf—at any rate it is safer from criticism. And taking a book off the brain, is akin to the ticklish & dangerous business of taking an old painting off a panel—you have to scrape off the whole brain in order to get at it with due safety—& even then, the painting may not be worth the trouble.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    As a novelist, I cannot occupy myself with “characters,” or at any rate central ones, who lack panache, in one or another sense, who would be incapable of a major action or a major passion, or who have not a touch of the ambiguity, the ultimate unaccountability, the enlarging mistiness of persons “in history.” History, as more austerely I now know it, is not romantic. But I am.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    You are more than entitled not to know what the word ‘performative’ means. It is a new word and an ugly word, and perhaps it does not mean anything very much. But at any rate there is one thing in its favor, it is not a profound word.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)