Definitions for rankingˈræŋ kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rank•ingˈræŋ kɪŋ(adj.)

  1. senior or superior in rank, position, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ranking(adj)

    position on a scale in relation to others in a sport

  2. ranking(a), superior, higher-ranking(adj)

    having a higher rank

    "superior officer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ranking(noun)ˈræŋ kɪŋ

    a position or level in relation to others

    top in the college and university rankings


  1. ranking(Noun)

    Oneu2019s relative placement in a list.

  2. ranking(Adjective)

    having a specified rank

  3. ranking(Adjective)


    As the ranking officer, Sergeant Taylor took charge of the investigation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranking

    of Rank


  1. Ranking

    A ranking is a relationship between a set of items such that, for any two items, the first is either 'ranked higher than', 'ranked lower than' or 'ranked equal to' the second. In mathematics, this is known as a weak order or total preorder of objects. It is not necessarily a total order of objects because two different objects can have the same ranking. The rankings themselves are totally ordered. For example, materials are totally preordered by hardness, while degrees of hardness are totally ordered. By reducing detailed measures to a sequence of ordinal numbers, rankings make it possible to evaluate complex information according to certain criteria. Thus, for example, an Internet search engine may rank the pages it finds according to an estimation of their relevance, making it possible for the user quickly to select the pages they are likely to want to see. Analysis of data obtained by ranking commonly requires non-parametric statistics.

Anagrams of ranking

  1. narking


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