ranking

adjective rank·ing \ ˈraŋ-kiŋ \

Definition of ranking

:having a high position: such as
a :of the highest rank
  • the ranking officer
b :being next to the chairman in seniority
  • ranking committee member

Examples of ranking in a Sentence

  1. Who is the ranking officer here?

  2. the country's ranking law school

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First Known Use of ranking

1847


RANKING Defined for English Language Learners

ranking

adjective

Definition of ranking for English Language Learners

  • : having a high position or the highest position in a group or organization



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