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noun rating pronunciation in British English /ˈreɪtɪŋ/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a measurement of how good or popular someone or something is

    The guide gives restaurants a rating out of 10.

    high/low rating:

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

    popularity/approval rating:

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

  2. 2

    ratings

    [plural] the number of people who watch or listen to a particular television or radio programme

    Regional news programmes need to improve their ratings.

    high/low ratings:

    Her new series had high ratings right from the start.

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