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(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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Summary: Gold rose on Monday, breaking ranks with sharply lower equities and crude oil markets on signs of a worsening euro zone debt crisis as Spain formally requested a financial rescue.
2250), was approved 275-142, with 41 Democrats breaking ranks to vote for it.
We have to protect our interests' - IFA chief Jim Shaw last month after defender Stephen Craigan (above) claimed it would be 'nice' to see players breaking ranks to see what would be done about it
Central Bank board member, Teodora Cardoso, was quoted as saying Monday that Lisbon would do better to seek international financing, breaking ranks with political leaders.
Lane County's jobless rate climbed in August, breaking ranks with the previous two months when it had fallen slightly.
Westerberg calls upon his decades of experience as a high school principal and the example set by Breaking Ranks II by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, a seminal work in recent school reform.
In 1948, Tito made his mark by breaking ranks with Stalin.
So it's encouraging to see states and councils in the USA breaking ranks with the Bush regime and bringing in measures to combat global warming.
BREAKING RANKS II: STRATEGIES FOR LEADING HIGH SCHOOL REFORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE AUTHOR, 2004 $22.00, 220 pages