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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.