Rate Class

Rate Class
  A group of customers identified as a class and subject to a rate different from the rates of other groups.

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  • Rate–distortion theory — is a major branch of information theory which provides the theoretical foundations for lossy data compression; it addresses the problem of determining the minimal amount of entropy (or information) R that should be communicated over a channel, so …   Wikipedia

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  • rate — n 1: a fixed ratio between two things 2: a charge, payment, or price fixed according to a ratio, scale, or standard: as a: a charge per unit of a commodity provided by a public utility b: a charge per unit of freight or passenger service see also …   Law dictionary

  • rate — [n1] ratio, proportion amount, comparison, degree, estimate, percentage, progression, quota, relation, relationship, relative, scale, standard, weight; concept 768 Ant. whole rate [n2] fee charged for service, privilege, goods allowance, charge,… …   New thesaurus

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