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ranking

noun [C] uk   /ˈræn.kɪŋ/ us  
a rank or level, for example in a competition: Last year Wiseman rose from 266 to 35 in the tennis world rankings. The city's housing costs were enough to earn it a ranking of 66th nationally.Position and status in groups and organizations

ranking

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈræn.kɪŋ/ US us  
being the officer of highest rank present at a particular time: General Steinberger was the ranking officer present at the meeting.General ranks in the armed forces
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