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rate1 British & World English

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

rates in rate1 British & World English

(In the UK) a tax on commercial land and buildings paid to a local authority; (in Northern Ireland and formerly in the UK) a tax levied on private property

rate2 British & World English

Scold (someone) angrily

ret British & World English

Soak (flax or hemp) in water to soften it

mates' rates British & World English

Discounted prices or preferential terms offered to friends by the seller of a product or service

mates' rates in mate1 British & World English

Discounted prices or preferential terms offered to friends by the seller of a product or service

derate British & World English

(Under the former rates system) remove part or all of the burden of rates from (a property or business)

rerate British & World English

Rate or assess (something, especially shares or a company) again

bit rate British & World English

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

prorate British & World English

Allocate, distribute, or assess pro rata

bank rate British & World English

Another term for base rate or discount rate.

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

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

burn rate British & World English

The rate at which a new company spends its initial capital

churn rate British & World English

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

click rate British & World English

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

click rate in click-through British & World English

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

cross-rate British & World English

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

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

flat rate British & World English

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

frame rate British & World English

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

lapse rate British & World English

The rate at which air temperature falls with increasing altitude

overrate British & World English

Have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved

piece rate British & World English

A rate of payment for piecework

poor rate British & World English

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

prime rate British & World English

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

rack rate British & World English

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

slew rate British & World English

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

strike rate British & World English

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

underrate British & World English

Underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something)

water rate British & World English

A charge made for the use of a public water supply

work rate British & World English

The rate at which work is done

Nyquist frequency British & World English

The minimum rate at which a signal can be sampled without introducing errors, which is twice the highest frequency present in the signal

penalty rate British & World English

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

refresh rate British & World English

The frequency with which a monitor’s display is updated

conversion rate in conversion British & World English

(In the context of online marketing) the proportion of people viewing an advertisement and going on to buy the product, click on a link, etc.

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

metabolic rate British & World English

The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism

mortality rate in mortality British & World English

The number of deaths in a given area or period, or from a particular cause

mortgage rate British & World English

The rate of interest charged by a mortgage lender

bit error rate British & World English

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

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


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