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rate Idioms & Phrases


absentee rate

  • noun the percentage of workers who do not report to work
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At a round rate

  • rapidly. Dryden.
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at an equal rate

  • adverb used in legal language
    pari passu.
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at any rate

  • adverb used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; anyhow, they're quiet"; anyway, it's gone"; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"
    anyway; in any event; anyways; anyhow; in any case.
    • Anyhow, he is dead now
    • I think they're asleep
    • I don't know what happened to it
    • anyway, there is another factor to consider
    • I don't know how it started
    • in any event, the government faced a serious protest
    • but at any rate he got a knighthood for it
  • adverb if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial)
    leastways; at least; leastwise.
    • at least he survived
    • they felt--at any rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary
    • the influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching
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At any rate, In any case

  • whatever may be the state of affairs; anyhow.
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attrition rate

  • noun the rate of shrinkage in size or number
    attrition rate.
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bank rate

  • noun the discount rate fixed by a central bank
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bargain rate

  • noun a price below the standard price
    cut price; cheapness; bargain rate.
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basal metabolic rate

  • noun the rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state
    BMR.
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base rate

  • noun the interest rate set by the Bank of England for lending to other banks
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baud rate

  • noun (computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems
    baud.
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birth rate

  • noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
    birthrate; birth rate; fertility; natality.
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Church rate

  • a tax levied on parishioners for the maintenance of the church and its services.
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crime rate

  • noun the ratio of crimes in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
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cut rate

  • noun a price below the standard price
    cut price; cheapness; bargain rate.
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cut-rate

  • adjective satellite costing less than standard price
    cut-price; bargain-priced.
    • buying bargain-priced clothes for the children
    • cut-rate goods
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cut-rate sale

  • noun an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
    sale; sales event.
    • they held a sale to reduce their inventory
    • I got some great bargains at their annual sale
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data rate

  • noun the rate at which circuits or other devices operate when handling digital information
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Death rate

  • noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
    fatality rate; deathrate; death rate; mortality.
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  • the relation or ratio of the number of deaths to the population.
    At all ages the death rate is higher in towns than in rural districts. Darwin.
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depreciation rate

  • noun the rate at which the value of property is reduced; used to calculate tax deduction
    depreciation rate.
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discount rate

  • noun the rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System
  • noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    discount; bank discount.
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dose rate

  • noun the quantity of radiation absorbed per unit time
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erythrocyte sedimentation rate

  • noun the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate; ESR; sed rate.
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exchange rate

  • noun the charge for exchanging currency of one country for currency of another
    exchange rate.
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excursion rate

  • noun a reduced rate for a round-trip ticket
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fatality rate

  • noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
    fatality rate; deathrate; death rate; mortality.
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fertility rate

  • noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
    birthrate; birth rate; fertility; natality.
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first-rate

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops
  • adverb quite well
    very well.
    • she doesn't feel first-rate today
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First"-rate` adjective
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  1. Of the highest excellence; preëminent in quality, size, or estimation.
    Our only first-rate body of contemporary poetry is the German. M. Arnold.
    Hermocrates . . . a man of first-rate ability. Jowett (Thucyd).
First"-rate` noun
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  1. (Naut.) A war vessel of the highest grade or the most powerful class.
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flow rate

  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; flow.
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freight rate

  • noun the charge for transporting something by common carrier
    freightage; freight.
    • we pay the freight
    • the freight rate is usually cheaper
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fuel consumption rate

  • noun the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
    mileage; gasoline mileage; gas mileage.
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growth rate

  • noun the rate of increase in size per unit time
    growth rate.
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heart rate

  • noun the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    heart rate; pulse.
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infant mortality rate

  • noun the death rate during the first year of life
    infant deathrate; infant mortality.
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inflation rate

  • noun the rate of change of prices (as indicated by a price index) calculated on a monthly or annual basis
    inflation rate.
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installment rate

  • noun the amount of money paid out per unit time
    installment rate; rate of payment; payment rate.
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interest rate

  • noun the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
    interest rate.
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Life rate

  • rate of premium for insuring a life.
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metabolic rate

  • noun rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period
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mortality rate

  • noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
    fatality rate; deathrate; death rate; mortality.
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neonatal mortality rate

  • noun the death rate during the first 28 days of life
    neonatal mortality.
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nyquist rate

  • noun (telecommunication) the lowest sampling rate that will permit accurate reconstruction of a sampled analog signal
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occupancy rate

  • noun the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) are occupied or rented at a given time
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pay rate

  • noun amount of money received per unit time
    pay rate.
    • women's pay rate is lower than men's
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payment rate

  • noun the amount of money paid out per unit time
    installment rate; rate of payment; payment rate.
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Poor rate

  • an assessment or tax, as in an English parish, for the relief or support of the poor.
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postal rate commission

  • noun an independent federal agency that recommends changes in postal rates
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prime interest rate

  • noun the interest rate on short-term loans that banks charge their commercial customers with high credit ratings
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pulse rate

  • noun the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    heart rate; pulse.
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rate of attrition

  • noun the rate of shrinkage in size or number
    attrition rate.
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rate of depreciation

  • noun the rate at which the value of property is reduced; used to calculate tax deduction
    depreciation rate.
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rate of exchange

  • noun the charge for exchanging currency of one country for currency of another
    exchange rate.
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rate of flow

  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; flow.
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rate of growth

  • noun the rate of increase in size per unit time
    growth rate.
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rate of inflation

  • noun the rate of change of prices (as indicated by a price index) calculated on a monthly or annual basis
    inflation rate.
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rate of interest

  • noun the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
    interest rate.
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rate of pay

  • noun amount of money received per unit time
    pay rate.
    • women's pay rate is lower than men's
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rate of payment

  • noun the amount of money paid out per unit time
    installment rate; rate of payment; payment rate.
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rate of respiration

  • noun the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    rate of respiration.
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rate of return

  • noun the amount returned per unit of time expressed as a percentage of the cost
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repayment rate

  • noun the amount of money paid out per unit time
    installment rate; rate of payment; payment rate.
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respiratory rate

  • noun the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    rate of respiration.
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room rate

  • noun the rate charged daily for a hotel room
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sampling rate

  • noun (telecommunication) the frequency of sampling per unit time
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second-rate

  • adjective satellite moderate to inferior in quality
    mediocre.
    • they improved the quality from mediocre to above average
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Sec"ond-rate` adjective
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  1. Of the second size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-rate ship; second-rate cloth; a second-rate champion. Dryden.
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sed rate

  • noun the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate; ESR; sed rate.
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sedimentation rate

  • noun the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate; ESR; sed rate.
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tax rate

  • noun rate used to calculate tax liability
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third-rate

  • adjective satellite of lesser quality than second-rate
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To rate a chronometer

  • . See Rate, v. t.
  • to ascertain the exact rate of its gain or loss as compared with true time, so as to make an allowance or computation depended thereon.
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turnover rate

  • noun the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
    employee turnover; turnover.
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unemployment rate

  • noun the percentage of the work force that is unemployed at any given date
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vacancy rate

  • noun the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) that are unoccupied or not rented at a given time
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water rate

Wa"ter rate`
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  1. A rate or tax for a supply of water.
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water-rate

  • noun rate per quarter for water from a public supply
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