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Definition of "ranking" []

  • Of the highest rank; preeminent. (adjective)
  • A listing of items in a group, such as schools or sports teams, according to a system of rating or a record of performance. (noun)
  • A position in such a list. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ranking" in a sentence
  • "Shadows of Ecstasy was among the top three and The Greater Trumps among the bottom four, but the difference in ranking is so subtle I am not sure I myself can always detect it."
  • "I think here his ranking is also due to what was accomplished domestically on his watch, which was impressive, whether or not it really happened because of him."
  • "+ importance of links in ranking is declining -- New sources of data and new features that Yahoo! has built and developed have made our ranking algorithm better."