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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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Everyone knows the stereotype: pizza-eating, coke-swilling, socially inept, hygiene-challenged, sci-fi loving geeks; they cannot and will not fit in with corporate culture, will laugh at a manager that tries to pull rank, use their technology knowledge to make others feel inferior.
Or does that mean he will pull rank over the Treasury mandarins when it comes to stumping up the necessary money?
Walker admits he is using the armband to pull rank.
Henman and Rusedski were expected to pull rank on Todd Martin and Jim Courier six months ago, and look what happened to them.
Nahrain HAVING shaken off seven months of racing inactivity, Nahrain is primed for her first appearance at Group 1 level since the Breeders' Cup, when one of last season's top fillies will bid to pull rank on some of this year's stars, writes Jon Le es.
But he's adamant that it's now his time to pull rank and climb back on top.
Both are Cabinet bruisers willing to throw their weight around to press their impacton Government policy and pull rank on colleagues.