Definition of ranking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈraŋkɪŋ/


1A position in a hierarchy or scale: his world number-one ranking
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  • The surveys from other websites at various times may not have the same rankings.
  • Why else would he point to the Macleans rankings which I posted on a few days ago?
  • Victory at the Deutsche Bank championship lifts Singh to number one in the world rankings.
1.1 [mass noun] The action or process of giving a specified rank to someone or something: the ranking of students
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  • In any ranking of political systems over the last hundred years or so Australia would have to be very close to the top.
  • The process of valuation and ranking obviously assumes the work, and implications, of a canon.
  • That community may desire competitive ranking of scholarship rather than benchmarking of quality.


[in combination]
1Having a specified rank in a hierarchy: high-ranking army officers
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  • Millions of visitors are expected to travel to China for the Olympics, including high ranking U. S. officials.
  • There is also sporadic news of high ranking al-Qaeda officials travelling in Iran, seeming to be causally connected to terror attacks in Iraq.
  • Clark remains the highest ranking official to appear in a Canadian gay pride parade.
1.1 [attributive] North American Having a high rank: I’m the ranking officer here
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  • He burst into the room with a frantic look on his face, and found the nearest high ranking officer.
  • Mr. King and the others climbed out of the car and addressed the highest ranking officer.
  • The lower ranking officer retaliates by slapping the foot solider next to him.

Words that rhyme with ranking

landbanking, spanking
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