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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

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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Rate, kg/hr 272 272 Screw speed, rpm 64 51 Specific rate, kg/(hr rpm) 4.
Patternmakers can consult a table to calculate the specific rate of the metal with which his pattern will be used and build his pattern accordingly.