rater

noun

rat·​er ˈrā-tər How to pronounce rater (audio)
1
: one that rates
specifically : a person who estimates or determines a rating
2
: one having a specified rating or class
usually used in combination
first-rater

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Each rater has its own way of doing that, so each arrives at a different conclusion. Florian Berg, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2022 The erstwhile second-rater was now high on the lists of great presidents. Frank Gannon, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 Therefore, institutions can provide rater error training to faculty. Shenelle Wilson, STAT, 15 Mar. 2022 Performance conversations should be decoupled from merit increases and/or bonuses to help reduce rater bias. Sherry Martin, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Controversial at first, the tower is now 90% leased, and 8,000 employees of tenants such as publishing giant Condé Nast and credit rater Moody’s have moved in. Giacomo Tognini, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 To become a rater requires three years of training, and each animal is rated by three separate raters. Mary Squillace, Robb Report, 26 July 2021 Lenchus said pregnant women appear to be vaccinated at a lower rater than others, possibly over disproven concerns about the vaccine’s effect on fertility or breastfeeding. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Aug. 2021 To become a rater requires three years of training, and each animal is rated by three separate raters. Mary Squillace, Robb Report, 26 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rater was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Rater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rater. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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