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 for Ranking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rank \Rank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ranked (r[a^][ng]kt); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Ranking.]
     1. To place abreast, or in a line.
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     2. To range in a particular class, order, or division; to
        class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable
        classes or order; to classify.
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              Ranking all things under general and special heads.
                                                    --I. Watts.
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              Poets were ranked in the class of philosophers.
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              Heresy is ranked with idolatry and witchcraft. --Dr.
                                                    H. More.
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     3. To take rank of; to outrank. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a higher rank; "superior officer" [syn:
             ranking(a), superior, higher-ranking]
      n 1: position on a scale in relation to others in a sport

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "ranking":
     absolute, all-absorbing, analysis, analyzing, appraisal,
     appraisement, appraising, appreciation, arch, arrangement,
     ascendant, assessing, assessment, assortment, authoritarian,
     authoritative, authorized, autocratic, banner, capital, cardinal,
     cataloging, categorization, central, champion, chief,
     classification, clothed with authority, codification, commanding,
     competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, crowning,
     culling, division, dominant, duly constituted, eminent, empowered,
     estimate, estimation, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative criticism,
     ex officio, filing, first, focal, foremost, gauging, governing,
     gradation, grading, great, grouping, headmost, hegemonic,
     hegemonistic, highest, imperative, important, indexing,
     influential, leading, magisterial, main, master, measurement,
     mighty, momentous, monocratic, official, opinion, overriding,
     overruling, paramount, pigeonholing, placement, potent, powerful,
     predominant, preeminent, premier, preponderant, prestigious,
     prevailing, primal, primary, prime, principal, prominent, puissant,
     ranging, rating, reckoning, ruling, screening, selection, senior,
     sifting, sorting, sorting out, sovereign, star, stellar,
     stratification, subdivision, subordination, substantial,
     supereminent, superior, supreme, tabulation, taxonomy, topflight,
     topmost, totalitarian, triage, typology, uppermost, valuation,
     valuing, view, weighing, weighty

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