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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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It's not a case of pulling rank just to improve my position.
Last night, Justin accused Bono of pulling rank despite recording a poorer version of the line than him.
Next time she gets too bossy, try pulling rank, Cap'n.
Andy Cummings, from management consultants Manzuko who designed the chal-lenge in association with Trac, said, ``People reacted much as they would in business by defining their boundaries, devising and negotiating strategies, delegating responsibility and pulling rank if need be.
Any seagull pulling rank citing aquatic status gets its tail feathers pulled out.
Everybody's got fleece, but it's the Gap and Old Navy stores that are pulling rank.