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rating

1. (in certain navies) a sailor who holds neither commissioned nor warrant rank; an ordinary seaman
2. Sailing a handicap assigned to a racing boat based on its dimensions, sail area, weight, draught, etc.

rating

the order of items by making judgements of absolute value, using a numerical scale. This results in interval data (see CRITERIA AND LEVELS OF MEASUREMENT). See also RANKING, SCALING, LIKERT SCALE.

rating

[′rād·iŋ]
(engineering)
A designation of an operating limit for a machine, apparatus, or device used under specified conditions.

rating

i. An authorization entered on a license and forming a part, thereof, stating special conditions, privileges, and limitations pertaining to the license.
ii. An endorsement to the pilot's license that defines additional qualifications, privileges, and limitations. It could be an instrument rating, a night rating, a flight instructor rating, or an individual type rating to fly aircraft with a maximum weight of 12,500 lb (5700 kg).
iii. The octane value of fuels.
iv. Authorized operating regimes, with limiting numerical values for engines (such as takeoff rating) and other similar devices.
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It is beyond price, which you will acknowledge is a terrific overrating, but which I cannot help, for it is the life that is in me that makes the rating.
He and his pack then draw off into a sheltered corner of the lawn, where the dogs roll on the grass, and play or growl angrily at one another, ever and anon breaking out into furious fight speedily to be quelled by Tom's voice, unmatched at rating, or the snaky thongs of the whips.
Apart from the grizzled pelt on his chest, the menacing demeanour and the hoarse voice, he had none of the classical attributes of his rating.
Most o' aw, rating 'em as so much Power, and reg'latin 'em as if they was figures in a soom, or machines: wi'out loves and likens, wi'out memories and inclinations, wi'out souls to weary and souls to hope - when aw goes quiet, draggin on wi' 'em as if they'd nowt o' th' kind, and when aw goes onquiet, reproachin 'em for their want o' sitch humanly feelins in their dealins wi' yo - this will never do 't, sir, till God's work is onmade.
A muddling and a swipey old child,' said Miss Wren, rating him with great severity, 'fit for nothing but to be preserved in the liquor that destroys him, and put in a great glass bottle as a sight for other swipey children of his own pattern,--if he has no consideration for his liver, has he none for his mother?
How financial intermediation differs in the financial systems of Germany and the United States has important implications for the role and the focus of ratings.
Furthermore, while access to capital is widely available from an array of lenders and investors, credit ratings are established by a small group of raters using confidential procedures.
This summary of Best's Rating Changes lists life/health, property/casualty and international insurers, as well as health maintenance organizations, that had ratings assigned, changed or placed under review since this section last appeared in the November 2000 edition of Best's Review.
CHICAGO -- Fitch Ratings has upgraded and removed from Rating Watch Negative Fannie Mae's (FNM) preferred stock to 'AA-' from 'A+'.
Best's Ratings reflect our independent opinion, but are not a warranty of a company's financial strength and ability to meet its obligations to policyholders.
CHICAGO -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'B+' Issuer Default Rating (IDR) assigned to Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC) and its wholly owned subsidiary CSC Holdings, Inc.