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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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Amanda adds: "She pulls rank with him and he's so taken aback by the way she acts towards him that you can't imagine this pair ever really hitting it off.
His stint in charge lasts only minutes, however, and as soon as he's organised photographs of his family in his new office, Commander Blake steams in, pulls rank and announces she'll be leading the murder investigation from there on in.