"ranking" in the noun sense
position on a scale in relation to others in status or rank or achievement
"ranking" in the verb sense
take or have a position relative to others
"This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"
2. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
3. rank, outrank
take precedence or surpass others in rank
"ranking" in the adjective sense
1. ranking, superior, higher-ranking
having a higher rank
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