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ranking

the arranging of a taxon in the appropriate position in the taxonomic hierarchy, for example, selecting the category as an order, rather than a class or family.

ranking

arranging units, e.g. cows, in order according to a predetermined criterion e.g. milk production, with the superior unit first in the list.