Definition of ranking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈræŋkɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræŋkɪŋ//
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  1. 1the position of somebody/something on a scale that shows how good or important they are in relation to other similar people or things, especially in sport 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.
  3. Extra examples He has improved his ranking this season. She has retained her No. 1 world ranking. The product has consistently been given a high ranking by consumer groups. They deserve the top ranking.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ranking