- a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a publication.
- a basic amount or number used to compute charges to a customer, as the number of monthly phone calls.
- the valuation of property upon which tax rates are based.
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Examples from the Web for rate base
By these accounts, the rate-base cut and other changes were driven by Ascheim and his team.Newsweek's Hidden Problem
Rebecca Dana, Peter Lauria
August 4, 2010