# rate

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**rate**— {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 speed/frequency ADJECTIVE ▪ constant, expected, regular, steady, unchanged ▪ slow ▪ the slow rate of change …32

**rate**— I UK [reɪt] / US noun Word forms rate : singular rate plural rates *** 1) [countable] the number of times something happens, or the number of examples of something within a particular period of time a rising birth rate a dramatic fall in the city …33

**rate**— Proportional or relative value, measure, or degree. The proportion or standard by which quantity or .value is adjusted. Thus, the rate of interest is the proportion or ratio between the principal and interest; the buildings in a town are rated… …34

**rate**— I n. amount in relation to something else 1) to fix, set a rate 2) a fast; flat; high; low; moderate; slow; steady rate 3) bargain; reasonable; reduced; regular rates 4) an accident; birth; crime; death; divorce; fertility; growth; marriage;… …35

**rate**— rate1 [ reıt ] noun count *** 1. ) the number of times something happens, or the number of examples of something within a particular period of time: a rising birth rate a dramatic fall in the city s murder rate rate of: The animals were dying at… …36

**rate**— [[t]re͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ rates, rating, rated 1) N COUNT: with supp The rate at which something happens is the speed with which it happens. The rate at which hair grows can be agonisingly slow... The world s tropical forests are disappearing at an even… …37

**rate**— 1 /reIt/ noun (C) 1 SPEED the speed at which something happens over a period of time: Our money was running out at an alarming rate. | Children learn at different rates. (+ of): the rate of economic growth 2 AMOUNT the number of times something… …38

**rate**— rate1 /rayt/, n., v., rated, rating. n. 1. the amount of a charge or payment with reference to some basis of calculation: a high rate of interest on loans. 2. a certain quantity or amount of one thing considered in relation to a unit of another… …39

**rate*/*/*/**— [reɪt] noun [C] I 1) the number of times that something happens, or the number of examples of something within a particular period of time a rising birth rate[/ex] areas where the rate of unemployment is high[/ex] 2) the speed at which something… …40

**rate**— See base interest rate burn rate charging rate conversion rate damping rate deflection rate discharge rate flat rate flat rate manual flow rate …