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rank

noun
 
 
/ræŋk/
[C, U] a position in society or in an organization, for example the army: He holds the rank of colonel.Position and status in groups and organizations
the ranks the ordinary members of an organization, especially the armyPosition and status in groups and organizationsOrdinary peopleRanks in the Army
→  See also taxi rank , break ranks , the rank and file
Translations of “rank”
in Korean 계급, 계층…
in Arabic رُتْبة, مَنْزِلة…
in French rang, rang(ée), file…
in Turkish rütbe, mevkî, makam…
in Italian grado, rango…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地位, 職位, 官階…
in Russian звание, чин, положение…
in Polish ranga, stopień…
in Spanish rango, graduación, fila…
in Portuguese posto…
in German der Rang, die Reihe, die Klasse…
in Catalan rang…
in Japanese 地位, 階級…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地位, 职位, 官阶…
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