rate' base"

1. a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a publication.
2. a basic amount or number used to compute charges to a customer, as the number of monthly phone calls.
3. the valuation of property upon which tax rates are based.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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