Main definitions of rating in US English:

: rating1rating2

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

Pronunciation

rating

/ˈreɪdɪŋ//ˈrādiNG/

Main definitions of rating in US English:

: rating1rating2

rating2

noun

dated
  • An angry reprimand.

Pronunciation

rating

/ˈreɪdɪŋ//ˈrādiNG/