Rating meaning

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An expression in horsepower, British thermal units, etc. of the effectiveness or operational limit of an engine, furnace, etc.
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An evaluation of the financial status of a business or person.

A credit rating.

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The popularity of a television or radio program as estimated by a poll of segments of the audience.
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An evaluation of the credit or financial standing of a businessman, firm, etc.
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A specified performance limit, as of capacity, range, or operational capability.

The power rating of a light fixture.

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A placement in a certain rank or class.
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An amount determined as a rate.
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(film) A classification, based on content, restricting the age of those who may attend.
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(radio, tv) A figure, measured by statistical sampling, reflecting the relative size of an audience for a program, time period, etc.
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A scolding; sharp reprimand.
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Present participle of rate.
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An evaluation of status, especially of financial status.

They have a poor credit rating.

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A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.

He has a high chess rating.

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(nautical) A seaman in a warship.
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(nautical) The status of a seaman, corresponding to rank in officers.
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A position assigned on a scale; a standing.
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A harsh scolding.
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