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Rate or rates may refer to:


  • Rates (tax), a type of taxation system in the United Kingdom used to fund local government
  • Exchange rate, rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another

Mathematics and science[edit]

  • Rate (mathematics), a specific kind of ratio, in which two measurements are related to each other (often with respect to time)
  • Rate function, a function used to quantify the probabilities of a rare event
  • Reaction rate, in chemistry the speed at which reactants are converted into products



  • Ed Rate (1899–1990), American football player
  • José Carlos Rates (1879–1945), General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party
  • Peter of Rates (died 60 AD), traditionally considered to be the first bishop of Braga

Other uses[edit]

  • Rate (building), the class of a building in late Georgian and early Victorian construction standards
  • Rates (Póvoa de Varzim), a Portuguese parish and town located in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim
  • RATE project, a young earth creationism research project

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