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high-ranking

Syllabification: high-rank·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌhīˈraNGkiNG
 
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Definition of high-ranking in English:

adjective

Having a senior or important position in a particular hierarchy: a high-ranking government official
More example sentences
  • Several of the prime suspects, accused by human rights groups of masterminding the violence, are high-ranking government ministers.
  • Collaborative work received the highest ranking by the survey respondents.
  • Mr. Rafsanjani traveled over the weekend to the northeastern city of Mashad to discuss the postelection political crisis with high-ranking Shiite clerics.

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