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
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In the suit, Hernandez states his performance ratings were solid but declined after 2011.
The Chernobyl disaster is one of two nuclear meltdowns in global history that were given the most severe rating.
And Kwatinetz said the TV ratings exceeded what anybody expected.
President Trump receives his worst job ratings on health care: 36 percent approve vs. 55 percent disapprove.
The formula for the Challenge Index rating that determines each school’s rank is: divide the number of tests by the number of graduating seniors.
Their ratings can be compared to ski runs, with everything from black diamond challenges to flat, beginner tracks.
The film earned much better ratings than other recent superhero movies.
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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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