rater

noun
rat·​er | \ ˈrā-tər How to pronounce rater (audio) \

Definition of rater

1 : one that rates specifically : a person who estimates or determines a rating
2 : one having a specified rating or class usually used in combinationfirst-rater

Examples of rater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The advisory list now includes 29 states and the U.S. territory of Guam, areas with a positive test rate above 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or an area with a 10% or higher positive rater over a seven-day rolling average. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "NY Governor Cuomo announces 6 states removed from coronavirus travel advisory requiring 14-day quarantines," 15 Sep. 2020 Our raters were in general agreement about which writers demonstrated receptiveness and which did not. Mike Yeomans, Scientific American, "The Right Way to Talk across Divides," 21 Apr. 2020 Shares had slumped; credit raters downgraded the company to junk; sales grew ever more sluggish. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "Coronavirus has led to Kraft Heinz’s first good news in years," 13 Apr. 2020 Then the researchers used a combination of human raters and machine learning algorithms to analyze those utterances on scales of respect, formality, impartiality, and politeness. Douglas Starr, Science | AAAS, "Meet the psychologist exploring unconscious bias—and its tragic consequences for society," 26 Mar. 2020 The company, which has piled on debt over the past decade and now has liabilities of more than $1 billion, missed a debt payment on December 31, putting it in default, according to both Moody's and credit rater Standard & Poor's. CBS News, "Iran says U.S. bears blame for Iranian forces shooting down plane," 15 Jan. 2020 The company, which has piled on debt over the past decade and now has liabilities of more than $1 billion, missed a debt payment on December 31, putting it in default, according to both Moody's and credit rater Standard & Poor's. CBS News, "Iran says U.S. bears blame for Iranian forces shooting down plane," 15 Jan. 2020 The company, which has piled on debt over the past decade and now has liabilities of more than $1 billion, missed a debt payment on December 31, putting it in default, according to both Moody's and credit rater Standard & Poor's. CBS News, "Iran says U.S. bears blame for Iranian forces shooting down plane," 15 Jan. 2020 In 2017 Morningstar, a research firm, acquired a 40% stake in Sustainalytics, another ESG rater. The Economist, "Climate change has made ESG a force in investing," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of rater

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rater. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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