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rank

(rank),
1. The ordinal position of an observation in the set of observations of which it is a member.
2. To order a set of observations according to their rank.

rank

the place in a series occupied by a value when the series has been set in order according to a particular trait, usually size. Called also order statistic.

rank sum test
nonparametrical statistical test used to compare two methods by seeing if one method contributes more to the higher ranked values.
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Shooters, hunters, pro-gun people of all types cannot afford to break ranks just because we aren't into the other guy's thing.
Breaking ranks with Negro American officialdom, which lauded the reigning queen of pulp fiction, was no small feat, suggests David Levering Lewis, and "only Sterling Brown had the courage to break ranks and deeply anger Hurst" (297).
Fortunately for taxpayers, cartel members eventually will cave in to the temptation to break ranks and slash taxes, leading to the group's demise and reductions in tax burdens and complexity.
As one of eight union presidents to break ranks with their AFL leadership for its reluctance to organize the mass industries, Hillman aided in the creation of a "committee for industrial organization," which became the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
Mr Johnson is the first senior Tory to break ranks with the PM's line that the UK cannot join Assad due to his human rights record.
Cabrera heats up: Orlando Cabrera's 26 RBI since the All-Star break ranks second on the team to Vladimir Guerrero (46), a sign of his second-half resurgence.