|1.||a classification according to order or grade; ranking|
|2.||(in certain navies) a sailor who holds neither commissioned nor warrant rank; an ordinary seaman|
|3.||sailing a handicap assigned to a racing boat based on its dimensions, sail area, weight, draught, etc|
|4.||the estimated financial or credit standing of a business enterprise or individual|
|5.||radio, television a figure based on statistical sampling indicating what proportion of the total listening and viewing audience tune in to a specific programme or network|
rate 1 (rāt)
A quantity measured with respect to another measured quantity.
A measure of a part with respect to a whole; a proportion.