Definition of Ranking

1. Noun. Position on a scale in relation to others in a sport.

Generic synonyms: Standing
Derivative terms: Rank

2. Adjective. Having a higher rank. "Superior officer"
Exact synonyms: Higher-ranking, Superior
Similar to: Senior
Derivative terms: Superiority

Definition of Ranking

1. Adjective. (context: in combination) having a specified rank ¹

2. Adjective. superior ¹

3. Noun. One’s relative placement in a list. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of rank) ¹

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Definition of Ranking

1. a listing of ranked individuals [n -S]

Ranking Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ranking

rank-difference correlation
rank-difference correlation coefficient
rank-order correlation
rank-order correlation coefficient
rank and file
rank and yank
rank order
ranking (current term)

Literary usage of Ranking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook on Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning (1993)
"Problem ranking Since funding to correct pollution problems is usually limited, ... While ranking is a subjective process that requires the judgment of ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"Then, secondly, a combined ranking of the pictures for all the one hundred and forty- four observers was obtained, by averaging the ranks assigned by all ..."

3. The Future of Privacy by Perri 6 (1998)
"On the other hand, slightly fewer high ranking trusters in councils put their faith in written agreements than did low ranking trusters. ..."

4. Inequalities in Statistics and Probability: Proceedings of the Symposium on by Yung Liang Tong (1984)
"For a general view of selection and ranking problems and the various formulations and goals that have been studied, we refer to Gupta and Panchapakesan ..."

5. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"After a decree in a ranking and sale has been extracted, it is incompetent to ... In a proof of the value of lands in a ranking and sale the commissioner's ..."

6. A Manual of Conveyancing: In the Form of Examinations Embracing Both by John Hendry, John Thompson Mowbray (1867)
"What must be the qualifications of the pursuer of a ranking and sale ? (1) He must be a creditor holding a real right; and (2) the creditors must be in ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1826)
"By John ranking. 4to. pp.516. 31. 3s. London. Longman and Co. 1826. MR. ranking, the author of the present work, is a gentleman engaged in commercial ..."

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