rating

1
[ rey-ting ]
/ ˈreɪ tɪŋ /

noun

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Origin of rating

1
First recorded in 1525–35; rate1 + -ing1

Definition for rating (2 of 2)

rating2
[ rey-ting ]
/ ˈreɪ tɪŋ /

noun

an angry reprimand or rebuke; scolding.

Origin of rating

2
First recorded in 1570–80; rate2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for rating (1 of 2)

rating1
/ (ˈreɪtɪŋ) /

noun

a classification according to order or grade; ranking
(in certain navies) a sailor who holds neither commissioned nor warrant rank; an ordinary seaman
sailing a handicap assigned to a racing boat based on its dimensions, sail area, weight, draught, etc
the estimated financial or credit standing of a business enterprise or individual
radio television a figure based on statistical sampling indicating what proportion of the total listening and viewing audience tune in to a specific programme or network

British Dictionary definitions for rating (2 of 2)

rating2
/ (ˈreɪtɪŋ) /

noun

a sharp scolding or rebuke
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