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Definition of "rating" []

  • A position assigned on a scale; a standing. (noun)
  • A classification according to specialty or proficiency, as of a member of the armed forces. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An enlisted person in the navy. (noun)
  • An evaluation of the financial status of a business or person: a credit rating. (noun)
  • A specified performance limit, as of capacity, range, or operational capability: the power rating of a light fixture. (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 "rating" in a sentence
  • "And an improved credit rating is shorthand for a government budget that's under control and doesn't require tax increases and/or rising interest rates that damp economic growth."
  • "Find the number of amps and multiply it by the number of volts on the label rating tag."
  • "I wonder if the rating is affected by the rating of every individual episode."