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rate

noun [C] (MEASURE)    /reɪt/
B2 the speed at which something happens or changes, or the amount or number of times it happens or changes in a particular period: Although she's recovering from her illness, her rate of progress is quite slow. I told my assistants to work at their own rate. The taxi was going at a tremendous rate. the growth/inflation/mortality/unemployment, etc. rate The drug has a high success/failure rate.Speed of motion
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