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The relationship between two measurements of different units; for example, the change in distance with respect to time (miles per hour).
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baud, baud rate, Bd
In engineering, a unit of electrical signaling speed equal to one pulse per second, measuring the rate at which signals are sent between electronic devices; such as, telegraphs and computers.

For example, 300 baud (or bauds) is about 300 words a minute or a unit of speed in data transmission of a computer equal to one bit per second; or, a unit of transmission speed for electronic signals, corresponding to one information unit or event per second.

Named after Jean Maurice Emile Baudot (1845-1903), a French engineer.

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birth rate
The number of live births per 1,000 population in a given year.
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charge rate
The current applied to a cell or battery to restore its available capacity.

This rate is commonly normalized by a charge control device with respect to the rated capacity of the cell or battery.

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discharge rate
The rate, usually expressed in amperes or time, at which electrical current is taken from the battery.
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intrinsic rate of increase
Symbolized by r, the fraction by which a population is growing in each instant of time.
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temperature lapse rate
The rate at which temperatures decrease with height.
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