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

Examples of rater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And now that the company is focusing on AI efforts, quality raters like me are critical to ensuring that search results aren’t littered with bad results and misinformation. Toni Allen, Fortune, 3 May 2024 And this year—even before removing the vendor requirement—Google brought on other quality raters at $12 and even $10 an hour. Toni Allen, Fortune, 3 May 2024 My take: The quicker ESG raters get regulated, the quicker the ESG investing industry can clean up its act, and be a true force for good in capitalism. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2024 The credit rater said the growing debt problems of some cities and provinces would force China’s central government to provide financial support when economic growth is slowing. Rebecca Feng, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2023 Only a few dedicated lobbying raters, such as the OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying, and the Responsible Lobbying Framework, score more than half, and just barely. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2023 If the rater wasn't blinded, the ratings might have been influenced (consciously or subconsciously) by the rater's expectation of finding abnormalities in the autism group. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2016 One course rater for Golfweek magazine called the course the total package. Mark Eddington, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 Reliability means the extent to which two raters (or the same rater at two different times) assigns the same rating to the same subject. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rater was in 1611

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“Rater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rater. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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