Meaning of rating

rat•ing

Pronunciation: (rā'ting), [key]
— n.
  1. classification according to grade or rank.
  2. assigned position in a particular class or grade, or relative standing, as of a ship or a member of the armed forces.
  3. the credit standing of a person or firm.
  4. a percentage indicating the number of listeners to or viewers of a specific program.
  5. a designated operating limit for a machine, apparatus, etc., as of voltage, load, or frequency, based on specified conditions.
  6. an amount fixed as a rate.
  7. apportioning of a tax.
  8. one of the enlisted personnel in the British navy.

rat•ing

Pronunciation: (rā'ting), [key]
— n.
  1. an angry reprimand or rebuke; scolding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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