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"rating" in British English

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ratingnoun

uk   /ˈreɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
C1 [C or U] a ​measurement of how good or ​popular someone or something is: The government's approval/​popularity rating ​sank to an ​all-timelow.ratings C2 [plural] a ​list of ​television and ​radioprogrammesshowing how ​popular they are: Advertisers are ​interested in ratings. The show has ​fallen in the ratings this ​week.

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(Definition of rating from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ratingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈreɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
A rating is a ​record of the ​number of ​people who ​watch or ​listen to a ​particularbroadcast: Advertisers are ​interested in ratings.
(Definition of rating from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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ratingnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈreɪtɪŋ/
a ​measurement of the ​quality or ​success of something, or of particular ​features it has, especially when compared with other things of the same ​type: get/receive/be awarded a rating The ​game was ​awarded a five-star rating by Gamer ​magazine.approval/popularity rating The president's ​approval rating was around 60%. a high/excellent/​positive rating a low/​poor ratinga 30%/9 point/3-star, etc. rating Consumers gave the ​product a 7.5 ​point rating on a ​scale of 1 to 10.a rating scale/system There is ​currently a ​voluntary rating ​system in ​place for violence on TV.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​calculation by a ratings ​agency of the ​level of ​risk of an ​investment or ​loan: cut/​downgrade/​lower a rating raise/​lift/​upgrade a rating have/​maintain a rating A ​policycondition is that the securities must be ​rated in the four ​top rating ​categories by S&P or Moody's.
INSURANCE a ​calculation by an ​insurancecompany of how much someone should ​pay for ​insurance, ​based on the ​level of ​risk involved: The ​proposedchange in the city's ​floodinsurance rating could ​reducepremiums by 5%. calculate/have/receive a rating
COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENT a ​number or ​letter showing how powerful something such as a ​piece of ​electricalequipment is, how much electricity it uses, etc. so that ​consumers can compare ​products: These ​greenmortgages are ​available only to those ​buying a new ​home with a high energyefficiency rating.
ratings [plural] COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING figures that show how many ​people watch or listen to a ​television or radio ​programme: good/high ratings Advertisers ​seek out the ​programmes with the ​highest ratings for their ​maincampaigns. low/​poor ratings declining/​improving ratings ratings go up/downratings battle/war The two ​channels are locked in a ratings ​battle.
(Definition of rating from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rating”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等级,级别, 程度…
in Turkish değerlendirme, puanlama, puan verme…
in Russian оценка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等級,級別, 程度…
in Polish ocena, notowanie…
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