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Definition of ranking noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the position of someone or something on a scale that shows how good or important they are in relation to other similar people or things, especially in sports He has improved his ranking this season from 67th to 30th. She has retained her No.1 world ranking.
  2. 2the rankings [plural] an official list showing the best players of a particular sport in order of how successful they are He is currently 16th in the world rankings.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ranking