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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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This marked his return to the SEC where he rose from the ranks to become the youngest director of its former prosecution and enforcement (PED) and nontraditional securities and instruments (NTD) departments.
She rose from the ranks as the college's first librarian to become the founding president of the South Campus in 1978.
ARMANDO CALDERON SOL, THE 50-YEAR-OLD FORMER president of El Salvador, rose from the ranks of the extremist Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena) party to become the country's first true democratically elected president and rebuild the Salvadoran economy Instead of falling back on the protectionist Arena motto of "El Salvador first, El Salvador second, El Salvador third," Calderon Sol opened the tiny country's economy to foreign trade and competition, dragging the rest of Central America along kicking and screaming.