: 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
: a classification according to grade; specifically : a military or naval specialist classification
chiefly British : a naval enlisted man
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
: 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
- The school has an above-average academic rating.
- The article compares the fuel-economy ratings of various cars.
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