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Definition of Rate

(noun) A quantity measured in proportion to another quantity.

Types of Rate

Rate Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: rate

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /rAYt/
  • British English – /rAYt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /reɪt/
  • British English – /reɪt/

Usage Note

  • Plural: rates

Additional Information

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Works Consulted

Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard Francis Taylor. 2011. Sociology: The Essentials. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Rate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 23, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/rate/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

rate. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/rate/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 23, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/rate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 23 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/rate/>.