rate - an amount or level of payment; a price charged bank rate - the amount of interest that a bank charges, especially the lowest amount that it is allowed to charge, when it lends money birth rate - the number of births which happen during a period of time in a particular place burn rate - the rate at which a newly-formed company spends cash on start-up costs, research and development, and other expenses cheap rate - the amount charged for a service which is lower than usual because there is not so much demand for the service at that time churn rate - the percentage of customers who cancel their online, cell phone or other subscription service during a certain time period to use another company, usually because it offers a better service or price exchange rate - the rate at which the money of one country can be changed for the money of another country first-rate - extremely good, of the highest quality flat rate - fixed price interest rate - the amount that a bank charges on money that it lends pass rate - the number of people, shown as a percent, who were successful in a particular exam second-rate - not very good third-rate - of low quality heart rate - the number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute at this rate - if the situation stays as it is at any rate - whatever the case may be
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
Do you pay your mortgage on a fixed or variable rate?
Burn rate is a synonymous term for negative cash flow. It is a measure for how fast a company will use up its shareholder capital. If the shareholder capital is exhausted, the company will either have to find additional funding or close down.
As of the beginning of 2006, the exchange rate of one U.S. dollar for one euro was about 0.84, which means that one dollar could be exchanged for 84 cents.
A first-rate seafood restaurant serving up the day’s fresh catch and local specialities, Casa Juan is definitely worth a visit.
Interest rate is usually expressed as a percentage per annum charged on money borrowed or lent.
Our 10 pence per minute flat rate is available to everyone, all the time.