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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.
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Some may recall Arc attempted to break ranks on this as recently as April this year, putting only the minimum amount into ten Class-6 races at Southwell, Sedgefield and Wolverhampton.
"Secondly, he is the last person to want to break ranks with what has been quite an impressively disciplined EU side," the crossbench peer told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
On July 21, on his 77th birthday, Vaghela had announced his plan to break ranks with the Congress, which he had joined two decades back after leaving the BJP.
CSS also said that those Kharijites who embrace these terrorist bombings are in fact agents and spies; their aim is to destabilize the security of GCC's Arab States by fomenting sectarian strife to break ranks and destabilize national unity, noting that the awareness of the GCC's peoples is capable of exposing this malicious schemes that are managed from abroad, and that the nation's enemies will not succeed in dispersing our rank and the unity of our homelands.
After the war they decided to break ranks and seek independence form Britain, but during both wars we were all still of the Empire.
French President Francois Hollande supported the so-called Tobin tax in his presidential election campaign, but has seen his Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici, break ranks on the issue.