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rate1 British & World English

A measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against another quantity or measure

rate2 British & World English

Scold (someone) angrily

rate3 British & World English

Variant spelling of ret.

rate in ret British & World English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it

ret British & World English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it

base rate British & World 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

bank rate British & World English

Another term for base rate or discount rate.

bit rate British & World English

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

burn rate British & World English

The rate at which a new company spends its initial capital

poor rate British & World English

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

rate tart British & World 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 British & World English

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

flat rate British & World English

A charge or level of payment that is the same in all cases

slew rate British & World English

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

work rate British & World English

The rate at which work is done

birth rate British & World English

The number of live births per thousand of population per year

bounce rate British & World English

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

piece rate British & World English

A rate of payment for piecework

prime rate British & World English

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

second-rate British & World English

Of mediocre or inferior quality

cross-rate British & World English

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

click rate British & World English

The proportion of visitors to a web page who follow a hypertext link to a particular site

churn rate British & World English

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

death rate British & World English

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

frame rate British & World English

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

first-rate British & World English

Of the best class or quality; excellent

strike rate British & World English

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

third-rate British & World English

Of inferior or very poor quality

tenth-rate British & World English

Of extremely poor quality

water rate British & World English

A charge made for the use of a public water supply

lapse rate British & World English

The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude

penalty rate British & World English

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

rate-capping British & World English

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

rate constant British & World 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 British & World English

The frequency with which a monitor’s display is updated

discount rate British & World English

The minimum interest rate set by the US Federal Reserve (and some other national banks) for lending to other banks

exchange rate British & World English

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

interest rate British & World 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 British & World English

The rate of interest charged by a mortgage lender

at any rate British & World English

Whatever happens or may have happened

at this rate British & World English

If matters continue in this or that way

metabolic rate British & World English

The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism

bit error rate British & World English

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

rate of return British & World English

The annual income from an investment expressed as a proportion (usually a percentage) of the original investment

adiabatic lapse rate British & World English

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

basal metabolic rate British & World English

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

adjustable-rate mortgage British & World English

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

Exchange Rate Mechanism British & World 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 British & World English

Another term for adjustable-rate mortgage


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