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noun American English pronunciation: rating /ˈreɪtɪŋ/ 
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pluralratings

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  1. 1
    [countable] a measurement of how good or popular someone or something is

    The guide gives restaurants a rating from 1 to 10.

    popularity/approval rating:

    The president's popularity rating fell for the first time since the election.

    high/low rating:

    The university consistently receives a high rating for the quality of its research.

  2. 3

    ratings

    [plural] the number that tells how many people watched or listened to a particular television or radio show

    Regional news programs need to improve their ratings.

    high/low ratings:

    Her new series had high ratings right from the start.

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