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rate

1. 
a. a price or charge with reference to a standard or scale
b. (as modifier): a rate card
2. a charge made per unit for a commodity, service, etc.
3. a wage calculated against a unit of time
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rate

[rāt]
(science and technology)
The amount of change of some quantity during a time interval divided by the length of the time interval.
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The male fetal death rate is approximately four times higher in Japan than in the United States.
The fetal death rate in Down syndrome between 15 weeks and term has been estimated as 18-23% (16, 22), but this rate is not always taken into account (Chiron T21).
The fetal death rate was 4%, resembling rates of 4%-9% from the era before eculizumab, the researchers said.
Shui and Eastman 11 found a higher fetal death rate in those deliveries not involving nuchal cords, and concluded that coiling of the umbilical cord around the infant's neck was a rare cause of perinatal death.