ranking

[ rang-king ]
/ ˈræŋ kɪŋ /

adjective

senior or superior in rank, position, etc.: a ranking diplomat.
prominent or highly regarded: a ranking authority on Soviet affairs.
occupying a specific rank, position, etc. (often used in combination): a low-ranking executive.

noun

an act or instance of indicating relative standing.
a list showing such standing.

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Origin of ranking

First recorded in 1860–65; rank1 + -ing2, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for ranking

ranking
/ (ˈræŋkɪŋ) /

adjective

mainly US and Canadian prominent; high ranking
Caribbean slang possessed of style; fashionable; exciting

noun

a position on a scale; ratinga ranking in a tennis tournament
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