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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 particular broadcast: Advertisers are interested in ratings.
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"rating" in British English

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ratingnoun

uk   /ˈreɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈreɪ.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-time low.
ratings C2 [plural]
a list of television and radio programmes showing how popular they are: Advertisers are interested in ratings. The show has fallen in the ratings this week.

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"rating" in Business English

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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 policy condition is that the securities must be rated in the four top rating categories by S&P or Moody's.
INSURANCE a calculation by an insurance company of how much someone should pay for insurance, based on the level of risk involved: The proposed change in the city's flood insurance rating could reduce premiums by 5%. calculate/have/receive a rating
COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENT a number or letter showing how powerful something such as a piece of electrical equipment is, how much electricity it uses, etc. so that consumers can compare products: These green mortgages are available only to those buying a new home with a high energy efficiency 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 main campaigns. 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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