Main definitions of rating in English

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rating1

noun

  • 1A classification or ranking of someone or something based on a comparative assessment of their quality, standard, or performance.

    ‘the hotel regained its five-star rating’
    • ‘Blair is not only interested in boosting his poll ratings.’
    • ‘The ratings you cited are based on computer formulas designed by their inventors to judge performance.’
    • ‘Preliminary ratings are based on design features, operational characteristics and accident risk of a road section.’
    • ‘He is down ten points among Republicans from his average poll ratings.’
    • ‘Morningstar, the Chicago-based mutual fund research firm, recently gave Ariel's mutual funds its top five-star rating for performance.’
    • ‘These figures were similar to their performance ratings that were graded by their supervisors.’
    • ‘The most common forms of observation based assessment are ratings by supervisors, peers, and patients.’
    • ‘Standard & Poor based the rating on a review of publicly available information.’
    • ‘Photographic evidence of assignments is sometimes very useful to us in order to assess members performance ratings.’
    • ‘Furthermore, advertisements, rankings and ratings issued by fund companies only describe past performance.’
    • ‘Its five-star rating demands fine quality and service.’
    • ‘I wouldn't be surprised if as a result of his Liverpool trip he finds his popularity ratings soaring.’
    • ‘Instead, pay increases and/or performance bonuses are based primarily on performance ratings.’
    • ‘A course structure questionnaire assessed students' ratings of eight critical areas of course structure.’
    • ‘Many of these findings were translated into comparative performance ratings of the twenty-two groups of adjacent suburbs covered by the survey.’
    • ‘In one study, ethnic minority patients were treated with less analgesia and assigned lower pain ratings than Caucasian patients.’
    • ‘Houston received high satisfaction ratings from respondents for quality of life.’
    • ‘The same observer assessed team behavior quality ratings and team task performance for all teams.’
    • ‘Consumers don't base European cars based on quality ratings.’
    • ‘Results Performance ratings of targeted competencies at the assessment centre predicted trainer ratings of performance in the job.’
    grade, classification, class, grading, ranking, rank, category, categorization, designation, position, standing, status, placing
    assessment, evaluation, appraisal
    mark, score
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    1. 1.1ratings The estimated audience size of a particular television or radio program.
      ‘the soap's ratings have recently picked up’
      • ‘Yes, but what were the television audience ratings?’
      • ‘The three nightly network newscasts have seen their ratings plummet 44 percent since 1980.’
      • ‘If the host doesn't like the competitor or ratings slump the timer will be arbitrarily accelerated.’
      • ‘Week in, week out it is the soaps that dominate the ratings on British television.’
      • ‘Turns out television ratings for the CBC's coverage of championship curling have been less than stellar.’
      • ‘These matches have some of the highest ratings on cable television.’
      • ‘Since 2000, television broadcast ratings for almost all major sports have fallen among male viewers between 12 and 34.’
      • ‘The criterion that Mr Shier himself acknowledged as fundamental, a rise in ABC ratings, especially in television, was not achieved.’
      • ‘Leading criminal psychologist David Holmes has slammed the increasing use of rape and sex assaults to boost TV soap ratings.’
      • ‘I understand they're trying to boost TV ratings - we all benefit from that.’
      • ‘And a Stern ratings drop affects the radio industry about the same way a similar drop in the Dow would affect the overall economy.’
      • ‘Last season's poor TV ratings proved that.’
      • ‘Kiely rejected the suggestion that Kellogg's had pulled its support due to the show's poor ratings.’
      • ‘ABC's ratings slumped and it fell to a distant third behind NBC and CBS.’
      • ‘Monday night ‘RAW’ rules the cable television ratings with growing numbers.’
      • ‘And she only came out and left the show when the ratings plummeted.’
      • ‘Broadcast magazine compared ratings for BBC and ITV bulletins before and after the election was called.’
      • ‘For years, the ratings for the televised Emmy Awards have been in freefall.’
      • ‘He was working in the media research industry and he was concerned mostly about television and radio ratings.’
      • ‘And so, in the absence of any other widely available metric, the Nielsen ratings provided our performance standard.’
    2. 1.2 The value of a property or condition that is claimed to be standard, optimal, or limiting for a substance, material, or item of equipment.
      ‘fuel with a low octane rating’
      • ‘Each response was assigned a pressure rating of between one and four and a PPI figure was then calculated for each question.’
      • ‘If you want hot water fast, the FHR rating will be important to you.’
      • ‘They vary in size and durometer (the hardness rating of the wheel material, polyurethane).’
      • ‘This may result in the product failing to meet its load ratings.’
      • ‘Rods with line-class ratings of 30 lb class or below are what may be described as light-line fishing.’
      • ‘A very simple way to find out the speed rating of your current hardware configuration is to use a freeware utility.’
      • ‘Remember, the higher the perm rating of a material, the more moisture can pass through it.’
      • ‘Any material with a Perm rating of less than 1.0 is considered a vapor retarder.’
      • ‘Pet life jackets do not come with buoyancy ratings, as do human life jackets (the Coast Guard requires it).’
      • ‘Fuel economy, emissions ratings and performance are equivalent to the standard wheelbase XJ saloons.’
      • ‘Sump pumps are generally sold according to the horsepower rating of the pump motor.’
    3. 1.3 Any of the classes into which racing yachts are assigned according to dimensions.
      • ‘The Taki-Tooo and the other vessels that left the harbor were ‘small passenger vessels,’ a higher Coast Guard licensing rating.’
      • ‘Ride improves the likelihood that prospective Sailors will begin their Navy careers in the right rating for them.’

Pronunciation

rating

/ˈrādiNG/

Main definitions of rating in English

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rating2

noun

dated
  • An angry reprimand.

Pronunciation

rating

/ˈrādiNG/