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Meaning of “ranking” in the English Dictionary

"ranking" in British English

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rankingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈræn.kɪŋ/
a ​rank or ​level, for ​example in a ​competition: Last ​year Wiseman ​rose from 266 to 35 in the ​tennisworld rankings. The city's ​housingcosts were enough to ​earn it a ranking of 66th ​nationally.

rankingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈræn.kɪŋ/ US
(Definition of ranking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ranking" in American English

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rankingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈræŋ·kɪŋ/
having the ​highestrank or ​standing in ​relation to ​others of the same ​kind: The Senator is the ranking ​Republican on the ​committee.
(Definition of ranking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ranking" in Business English

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rankingnoun

uk   /ˈrænkɪŋ/  us   /ræŋkɪŋ/
[C] the ​position or ​level something or someone has in a ​list that compares their ​importance, ​quality, ​success, etc.: Figures in ​bracketsindicate the ranking of the ​leadinghosteconomies on a ​per capita ​basis. The UK's ​actual ranking won't be known until a new Top 500 ​list is ​released.
[C] a ​list that compares the ​importance, ​quality, ​success, etc. of ​people or things of the same ​type: The ​company has ​dropped in the Franchise 500 ranking from No. 23 last ​year to No. 59.
[U] the ​action of deciding where someone or something should be in a ​list that compares things of the same ​type: The ranking ​system is ​based on a complicated ​formula with different ​items such as ​reputation or ​performancecarrying different ​weights.ranking as sth She referred to the bank's ranking by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the largest ​purchaser of green-power ​energycredits in the United ​States.

rankingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈrænkɪŋ/  us   /ræŋkɪŋ/ US
having the ​highestposition of ​authority in an ​organization, at a ​meeting, etc.: He is the ranking ​member on several Senate ​subcommittees.
(Definition of ranking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ranking”
in Chinese (Simplified) 排名, 名次, 地位…
in Chinese (Traditional) 排名, 名次, 地位…
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