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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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64-70): the rankness of Denmark is condensed in Claudius and he appears to be similar to a blockage in the vein of the country that, in order to restore healthy circulation, has to be removed.
The absence of women in this late-twelfth-century life is far more extreme than in Berno's life of Saint Ulrich, and the misogyny of the young Ubaldus's impassioned defense of his virginity from polluting female rankness (muliebri luxuria) is overt.
As there is something of the 'Old Adam' in all but the holiest men and in them enough to make them understand it in others so there is an old Adam of barbarism, boyishness, wildness, rawness, rankness, the disreputable, the unrefined in the refined and educated.