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rating

noun

Simple Definition of rating

  • : a measurement of how good, difficult, efficient, etc., something or someone is

  • the ratings : numbers that show how many people watch or listen to a particular television or radio program

  • : a symbol that is officially given to a movie, video game, etc., to tell people what audience it is appropriate for

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rating

  1. 1 :  a classification according to grade; specifically :  a military or naval specialist classification

  2. 2 chiefly British :  a naval enlisted man

  3. 3 a :  relative estimate or evaluation :  standing <the school has a good academic rating> b :  an estimate of an individual's or business's credit and responsibility c :  an estimate of the percentage of the public listening to or viewing a particular radio or television program

  4. 4 :  a stated operating limit of a machine expressible in power units (as kilowatts of a direct-current generator) or in characteristics (as voltage)

Examples of rating in a sentence

  1. The school has an above-average academic rating.

  2. The article compares the fuel-economy ratings of various cars.



1702

First Known Use of rating

1702

Rhymes with rating



RATING Defined for Kids

rating

noun rat·ing \ˈrā-tiŋ\

Definition of rating for Students

  1. :  a position within a grading system <credit rating>





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