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rank1 British & World English

A position in the hierarchy of the armed forces

rank2 British & World English

(Of vegetation) growing too thickly and coarsely

rank1 English Thesaurus

a former civil servant elevated to ministerial rank

rank2 English Thesaurus

rank vegetation

Rank, J. Arthur British & World English

1st Baron (1888–1972), English industrialist and film executive; full name Joseph Arthur Rank. In 1941 he founded the Rank Organization, a film production and distribution company that acquired control of the leading British studios and cinema chains in the 1940s and 1950s

air rank British & World English

The rank attained by air officers

cab rank British & World English

A place where taxis park while waiting to be hired

flag rank British & World English

The rank attained by flag officers

keep rank British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) remain in line

pull rank British & World English

Take unfair advantage of one’s seniority

taxi rank British & World English

A place where taxis park while waiting to be hired

top rank British & World English

The highest level or quality

field rank British & World English

The rank attained by a military field officer

break rank British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line

field-grade rank British & World English

The rank attained by a military field officer

rank and file British & World English

The ordinary members of an organization as opposed to its leaders

rank correlation British & World English

An assessment of the degree of correlation between two ways of assigning ranks to the members of a set

rank and file New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphen when attributive; treated as plural)

signed-rank test British & World English

A non-parametric test for comparing two sets of values by calculating the distribution of positive or negative differences in ranking of corresponding pairs

Spearman's rank correlation British & World English

A product-moment correlation coefficient devised as a measure of the degree of agreement between two rankings

keep rank in rank1 British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) remain in line

pull rank in rank1 British & World English

Take unfair advantage of one’s seniority

break rank in rank1 British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line

break rank or ranks in rank1 British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line

ρ in Spearman's rank correlation British & World English

A product-moment correlation coefficient devised as a measure of the degree of agreement between two rankings

Joseph Arthur Rank in Rank, J. Arthur British & World English

1st Baron (1888–1972), English industrialist and film executive; full name Joseph Arthur Rank. In 1941 he founded the Rank Organization, a film production and distribution company that acquired control of the leading British studios and cinema chains in the 1940s and 1950s

the rank and file in rank1 English Thesaurus

both the officers and the rank and file


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