Definition of rating
1 : a classification according to grade; specifically : a military or naval specialist classification
2 chiefly British : a naval enlisted man
3a : relative estimate or evaluation : standing the school has a good academic ratingb : an estimate of an individual's or business's credit and responsibilityc : an estimate of the percentage of the public listening to or viewing a particular radio or television program
4 : a stated operating limit of a machine expressible in power units (such as kilowatts of a direct-current generator) or in characteristics (such as voltage)
Examples of rating in a Sentence
The school has an above-average academic rating.
The article compares the fuel-economy ratings of various cars.
Recent Examples of rating from the Web
Despite the departures, the most recent ratings showed Fox topped all cable news channels in total day and primetime viewers, a title its held for 185 consecutive months.
Jasmine Massage doesn’t have any reviews or ratings.
This is a daring and risky strategy for a president whose job approval rating remains stuck around 40 percent in many polls.
His paltry approval ratings have slumped into the single digits.
Walker’s approval rating has been below 50 percent since early 2014.
Pena Nieto’s approval rating has slumped into the teens.
Gianforte entered the contest with high negative ratings and an image as a hard-charging bully who had sued to keep people from fishing on public land near his home.
The newcomer brings a number of exciting bits to LG's range-topping G series, headed by a 5.7-inch display with an innovative 18:9 ratio, wireless charging, and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
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First Known Use of rating
RATING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rating for English Language Learners
: 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
RATING Defined for Kids
Definition of rating for Students
: a position within a grading system credit rating
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