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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.
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The first year of the Ranking System will come into effect from today and go on till August 31, 2015.
Rank in class is not going to disappear, there are some advantages to looking at a student body with a ranking system,'' said Robert Mahaffey, director of communications for the group.
today launched the Bell Performance Review newsletter based on a proprietary no-load mutual fund ranking system known as Active Portfolio Enhancement.