The bank rate is the rate of interest at which a bank lends money, especially the minimum rate of interest that banks are allowed to charge, which is decided by the country's central bank.
In Britain, the base rate is the rate of interest that banks use as a basis when they are calculating the rates that they charge on loans .
a rate of data transmission measured in baud
the rate of flow of binary digits in a digital data-processing system, usually expressed as the number of bits per second
The burn rate of a startup company is a measure of how fast it uses up its capital before becoming profitable .
the interest rate on a call loan
Cut-rate goods or services are cheaper than usual .
a rate or charge that does not vary, being the same in all situations
level of success in shooting accurately at targets
the maximum tariff of charge, esp of phone calls made at particular times
a rate or tax levied by parishes for the relief or support of the poor
The rack rate is the normal price of a hotel room, before any discount .
a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a publication
In Britain, when a local council was rate-capped, the government prevented it from increasing local taxes called rates, in order to force the council to reduce its spending or make it more efficient .
a list showing the rates charged by a magazine, newspaper, radio or television station, etc., for various types of advertising
a credit card holder, bank account holder, etc, who frequently and purposefully changes providers to take advantage of low interest rate offers intended to attract new customers
the rate at which an electronic amplifier can respond to an abrupt change of input level
in a foreign currency transaction, the rate of exchange at which the transaction will be made on a specified date
the percentage of income, wealth, etc, assessed as payable in taxation
the rate at which VAT is applied
to rate at a VAT level of zero
the standard or lowest level on a scale of money payable, esp in taxation
The birth rate in a place is the number of babies born there for every 1000 people during a particular period of time.
having a fixed upper limit
charged at a lower rate
The coupon rate is the interest rate on a bond calculated on the number of coupons per year.
A cross rate is an exchange rate of two currencies expressed in a third different currency, such as the exchange rate between the euro and the yuan expressed in yen .
The death rate is the number of people per thousand who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
a variable amount of foreign currency quoted against one unit of the US Dollar
If you say that something or someone is first-rate, you mean that they are extremely good and of the highest quality.
A fixed rate is an interest rate that is set to remain the same for the term of a loan .
a reduced rate quoted by an insurance company to underwrite the risks to a fleet of vehicles, aircraft, etc
of very low quality, value, or rank
the rate at which your heart beats
(in Britain) a rate of income tax that is higher than the basic rate and becomes payable on taxable income in excess of a specified limit
the rate of return that a proposed project must provide if it is to be worth considering: usually calculated as the cost of the capital involved adjusted by a risk factor
the rate of change of any meteorological factor with altitude, esp atmospheric temperature, which usually decreases at a rate of 0.6° C per 100 metres ( environmental lapse rate ). Unsaturated air loses about 1°C per 100 m ( dry adiabatic lapse rate ), whereas saturated air loses an average 0.5°C per 100 m ( saturated adiabatic lapse rate )
a fixed rate paid according to the quantity produced
A bank's prime rate is the lowest rate of interest which it charges at a particular time and which is offered only to certain customers .
the rate at which a person's heart beats, measured at a pulse point
(formerly in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the level of the rate it may levy
(formerly) a reduction in the amount of rates that a person had to pay
If you describe something as second-rate, you mean that it is of poor quality.
a charge, proportionately higher than the annual rate, made for insurance issued or continued in force by the insured for less than one year
The spring rate is a measurement of the amount of force needed to compress a spring a particular distance .
A teaser rate is a low introductory interest rate on credit that goes up after a short time.
If you describe something as third-rate, you mean that it is of a very poor quality or standard.
an hourly wage rate for an occupation or trade, established by collective bargaining. Usually it is the minimum rate that can be paid to qualified people in the job
In Britain, the charges made for the use of water from the public water supply are known as the water rates .
the percentage of people who are absent each day from a school or company