Definition of Rating

1. Noun. An appraisal of the value of something. "He set a high valuation on friendship"

Exact synonyms: Evaluation, Valuation
Generic synonyms: Appraisal, Assessment
Specialized synonyms: Overvaluation, Undervaluation, Pricing, Reevaluation, Grade, Mark, Score, Bond Rating
Derivative terms: Evaluate, Rate, Valuate

2. Noun. Act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of.
Exact synonyms: Evaluation
Generic synonyms: Assessment, Judgement, Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Grading, Marking, Scoring
Derivative terms: Evaluate, Rate

3. Noun. Standing or position on a scale.
Generic synonyms: Standing
Derivative terms: Rate

4. Noun. Rank in a military organization.
Exact synonyms: Military Rank, Military Rating, Paygrade
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Rank
Specialized synonyms: Flag Rank

Definition of Rating

1. Verb. (present participle of rate) ¹

2. Noun. A position on a scale ¹

3. Noun. An evaluation of status, especially of financial status ¹

4. Noun. A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) A seaman in a warship ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers. ¹

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Definition of Rating

1. relative estimate or evaluation [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rating

rating (current term)
rating system
ratio decidendi
ratio imaging fluorescence microscopy
ratio of decayed and filled surfaces
ratio of decayed and filled teeth
ratio scale
ratio variable
ratio variables

Literary usage of Rating

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

1. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Rate each third separately, Each third should be given a rating of 0, ... Finally, add ratings of thirds to obtain rating for total tree. ..."

2. Principles of Direct Current Machines by Alexander Suss Langsdorf (1915)
"The rating or rated output of a machine is based on, but does not exceed, the maximum load which can be taken from it under prescribed conditions of tost. ..."

3. Bond Market Development in Asia by OECD Staff, Oecd, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2001)
"The Asian economic crisis put credit rating agencies in the spotlight. A number of international rating agencies made sharp adjustments of sovereign credit ..."

4. The Economics of Railroad Construction by Walter Loring Webb (1906)
"We will first compute the tonnage rating for this locomotive on the basis of a ... The grade and tractive resistance for a rating ton on this grade is ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Traveling Engineers' Association, Canadian School Trustees' Association (1896)
"One says he got tonnage rating for engines, but on account of opposition from his superior officer could not get tonnage rating put into effect. ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"rating Current Meters. — The relation between the revolutions of the meter wheel in a unit of time and the velocity of flow is determined by rating the ..."

7. Principles of Public Personnel Administration by Arthur Wyman Procter (1921)
"This considera~ tion is recognized in the rating system used by the Portland ... This device accomplishes a comparatively close adaptation of the rating ..."

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