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rate1 US English

A measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against some other quantity or measure

rate2 US English

Scold (someone) angrily

rate3 US English

Variant spelling of ret.

ret US English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it and separate the fibers

bank rate US English

The rate of discount set by a central bank

base rate US English

(In the UK) the interest rate set by the Bank of England for lending to other banks, used as the benchmark for interest rates generally

bit rate US English

The number of bits per second that can be transmitted along a digital network

burn rate US English

The rate at which an enterprise spends money, especially venture capital, in excess of income

poor rate US English

A local tax levied by a parish to finance the relief or support of the poor

rate tart US English

A person who switches from one credit card or mortgage provider to another in order to take advantage of special introductory offers

rack rate US English

The official or advertised price of a hotel room, on which a discount is usually negotiable

cut-rate US English

For sale at a reduced or unusually low price

flat rate US English

A charge that is the same in all cases, not varying in proportion with something

slew rate US English

The maximum rate at which an amplifier can respond to an abrupt change of input level

work rate US English

The rate at which work is done

birth rate US English

The number of live births per thousand of population per year

bounce rate US English

The percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page

piece rate US English

A rate of payment for piecework

prime rate US English

The lowest rate of interest at which money may be borrowed commercially

second-rate US English

Of mediocre or inferior quality

cross-rate US English

An exchange rate between two currencies computed by reference to a third currency, usually the US dollar

click rate US English

The percentage of people visiting a web page who access a hypertext link to a particular advertisement

churn rate US English

The annual percentage rate at which customers stop subscribing to a service or employees leave a job

death rate US English

The ratio of deaths to the population of a particular area during a particular period of time, usually calculated as the number of deaths per one thousand people per year

frame rate US English

The frequency at which frames in a television picture, film, or video sequence are displayed

first-rate US English

Of the best class or quality; excellent

strike rate US English

The success rate of a sports team, typically in scoring goals or runs

third-rate US English

Of inferior or very poor quality

tenth-rate US English

Of extremely poor quality

water rate US English

A charge made for the use of a public water supply

lapse rate US English

The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude

penalty rate US English

An increased rate of pay for overtime or for work performed under abnormal conditions

rate-capping US English

(Formerly in the UK) the imposition of an upper limit on the rates leviable by a local authority

rate constant US English

A coefficient of proportionality relating the rate of a chemical reaction at a given temperature to the concentration of reactant (in a unimolecular reaction) or to the product of the concentrations of reactants

refresh rate US English

The frequency with which a monitor’s display is updated

discount rate US English

The minimum interest rate set by the Federal Reserve for lending to other banks

exchange rate US English

The value of one currency for the purpose of conversion to another

interest rate US English

The proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding

mortgage rate US English

The rate of interest charged by a mortgage lender

at any rate US English

Whatever happens or may have happened

at this rate US English

Used to introduce the prediction of a particular unwelcome eventuality should things continue as they are or if a certain assumption is true

metabolic rate US English

The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism

bit error rate US English

The rate at which errors occur in the transmission of digital data

adiabatic lapse rate US English

The rate at which atmospheric temperature decreases with increasing altitude in conditions of thermal equilibrium

basal metabolic rate US English

The rate at which the body uses energy while at rest to keep vital functions going, such as breathing and keeping warm

adjustable-rate mortgage US English

A mortgage whose rate of interest is adjusted periodically to reflect market conditions

exchange rate mechanism US English

An arrangement within the European Monetary System that allows the value of participating currencies to fluctuate to a defined degree in relation to each other so as to control exchange rates. Each currency is given a rate of exchange with the euro, from which it is allowed to fluctuate by no more than a specified amount; if it moves beyond this the government in question must alter its economic policies or reset the currency’s rate with the euro

variable-rate mortgage US English

Another term for adjustable-rate mortgage

at any rate in rate1 US English

Whatever happens or may have happened

at this rate in rate1 US English

Used to introduce the prediction of a particular unwelcome eventuality should things continue as they are or if a certain assumption is true


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