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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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To demonstrate the applicability of our additive approach, we purposely include a fused-structural sparsity, being used together with the aforementioned sparsity and low rankness.
The increased emphasis on the rankness of leprous smells in late medieval society coincided with emerging perceptions of, and anxieties about, the disease as contagious.
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.
Late in the evening, he strikes a match and watches as the insects move in every direction: "I caught two, killed them, and smelled their queer rankness.
His proclamation that English literature has been hampered by its inability to front the essential facts of nature, in all its crude rankness as well as its sublime qualities springs from his impression that "there is plenty of genial love of Nature, but not so much of Nature herself.