rat|ing


rat|ing
rat|ing1 «RAY tihng», noun.
1. a class; grade.
2. a) the position in a class or grade: »

the rating of a seaman, the rating of a ship according to tonnage.

b) an enlisted man, as in the Royal Navy or British merchant navy: »

The Eagle…will embark 400 relatives of officers and ratings for a day at sea (Sunday Times).

3. U.S. a level of merit or popularity established by a survey: »

a television program with a high rating. After a fortnight of low ratings and blows from the reviewers, an emergency meeting of network bigwigs was held to try to pep up the show (Newsweek).

4. an amount fixed as a rate: »

a rating of 80 per cent in English.

5. = a credit rating.
6. British. the fixing of the amount of a tax.
7. the operating characteristics of a machine, such as voltage or horsepower.
rat|ing2 «RAY tihng», noun.
the act of scolding; reproving.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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