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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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Carolina Freight (NYSE: CAO), the fifth largest union freight carrier, tonight broke ranks from the final contract offer from Trucking Management, Incorporated that has been rejected by the Teamsters Union.
In 1983, Kevin Padian on the University of California, Berkeley, broke ranks with other researchers when he proposed pterosaurs were not quadrupedal but bipedal, walking on two feet.
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Summary: Berlin, June 30, 2010, SPA -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a political setback today when some of her declared supporters broke ranks in an initial secret ballot for a new German president, dpa reported.
But Tory MP Douglas Carswell broke ranks and urged Mr Martin to go and set a departure date.
It also comes after three Labour AMs broke ranks to condemn the union between the two parties as "illogical".
Nineteen Democrats in the Georgia House broke ranks on the opening days of session to help elect the first Republican speaker in two centuries.
ROME: Pope John Paul II sometimes stops to pat a baby or two to the delight of crowds - but yesterday, dozens of Roman children broke ranks with protocol to mob the pontiff with hugs and kisses.
I broke ranks with the NRA over their not being willing to outlaw military combat weapons for civilians.
Chevron and Dow followed suit, but Fina broke ranks and announced a 3[cent] hike instead.
SNP leader Alex Salmond broke ranks to savage Scots Secretary Michael Forsyth.
Robbie" Robinson openly broke ranks with his own government on the ivory issue.