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Rank is a very broad term with several meanings. As a noun it is usually related to a relative position or to some kind of ordering (see also ranking). As an adjective it used to mean profuse, conspicuous, absolute, or unpleasant, especially in relation to the sense of smell or taste. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... // In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun (called the adjectives subject), giving more information about what the noun or pronoun refers to. ...


Specific meanings

elastic tape magibaindia A command hierarchy is a group of people committed to carrying out orders from the top, that is, of authority. ... Look up Obedience in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the use of the term rank. ... Police rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within police forces and other law enforcement organizations. ... Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ... The Lords and Barons prove their Nobility by hanging their Banners and exposing their Coats-of-arms at the Windows of the Lodge of the Heralds. ... In the Roman Catholic Church, order of rank proceeds from highest to lowest as follows: 1. ... In the Roman Catholic Church, the threefold order, or hierarchy, of bishop, priest, and deacon, conferred through the sacrament of Holy Orders, is a structural feature considered to be of divine institution. ... The system of diplomatic rank has over time been formalised on an international basis. ... Look up taxonomy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In zoology, a taxon is usually assigned to a rank in a hierarchy. ... In botanical nomenclature, a taxon is usually assigned to a rank in a hierarchy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Academic organizations typically have a rather rigid set of ranks. ... Social rank or simply rank is a hierarchy based on ones perceived importance in society. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order. ... Chessboard Chessboard with Staunton chess pieces A chessboard is often painted or engraved on a chess table. ... For the Russian group of artists, see Jack of Diamonds (artists). ... A taxi stand (also called taxi rank, cab stand, or hack stand) is a queue area on a street or on private property where taxicabs line up to wait for passengers. ... The baroque organ in Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by forcing pressurized air (referred to as wind) through a series of pipes. ... Rank (Military formation) A line of military personnel, drawn up in line abreast (i. ... A File is a military term for a number of troops drawn up in line ahead, i. ... Rank means a wide variety of things in mathematics, including: Rank (linear algebra) Rank of a tensor Rank of an array Rank of an abelian group Rank (set theory) Rank-into-rank Rank of a greedoid This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... In linear algebra, the column rank (row rank respectively) of a matrix A with entries in some field is defined to be the maximal number of columns (rows respectively) of A which are linearly independent. ... Note: This is a fairly abstract mathematical approach to tensors. ... In mathematics, a vector bundle is a geometrical construct where to every point of a topological space (or manifold, or algebraic variety) we attach a vector space in a compatible way, so that all those vector spaces, glued together, form another topological space (or manifold or variety). ... In mathematics, the rank, or torsion-free rank, of an abelian group measures how large a group is in terms of how large a vector space one would need to contain it; or alternatively how large a free abelian group it can contain as a subgroup. ... In mathematics, a Cartan subgroup of a Lie group or algebraic group G is one of the subgroups whose Lie algebra is a Cartan subalgebra. ... In mathematical set theory, the rank of a set is recursively defined as the smallest ordinal number greater than the rank of any member of the set. ... In set theory, a rank-into-rank is a large cardinal λ satisfying one of the following four axioms (commonly known as rank-into-rank embeddings, given in order of increasing consistency strength): There is a nontrivial elementary embedding of Vλ into itself. ... In combinatorics, a greedoid is a type of set system. ... In mathematics, a free module is a module having a free basis. ... Look up rank in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In computer programming, rank with no further specifications is usually a synonym for (or refers to) number of dimensions; thus, for instance, a bi-dimensional array has rank two, a three-dimensional array has rank three and so on. ... The word rank in the J programming language, has several different meanings. ... OpenRank is an open source ranking algorithm that is designed to be able to rank items such as web pages, photos, books, etc in a way that the ranking tries to predict users interests and tastes. ... OpenRank is an open source ranking algorithm that is designed to be able to rank items such as web pages, photos, books, etc in a way that the ranking tries to predict users interests and tastes. ...

Derived proper nouns

How PageRank Works PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of measuring its relative importance within the set. ... TrustRank is a link analysis technique for semi-automatically separating useful webpages from spam. ...

Other names

Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank (December 23, 1888 – March 29, 1972) was a British industrialist and film producer, and founder of the Rank Organisation, now known as The Rank Group Plc. ... The Rank Group Plc was established on December 22, 1995 as a public limited company in England and Wales and in October 1996 it became a holding company owning all the outstanding shares of the Rank Organisation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... RHM, know more fully as Rank Hovis McDougall was a United Kingdom food business until its purchase by Premier Foods in March 2007. ... Otto Rank (April 22, 1884 – October 31, 1939) was an Austrian psychologist. ... Cintel International is a company specializing in products for the film post production industry. ... Rank is a live album by English band The Smiths. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ...

External links

  • THE Rank List - open public ranking site for many issues, one vote per list per day

  Results from FactBites:
Rank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
Rank order as a general concept, more specifically to military and in mathematics.
In a pipe organ, a rank of pipes is a set tuned to a chromatic scale, and used together to play that scale.
A taxi rank is a designated area for taxi-cabs to queue up whilst waiting for a fare.
Military rank - encyclopedia article about Military rank. (2599 words)
The ranks of junior officers are the three or four lowest ranks of officers, possibily complicated by the status of trainee officers.
Rank, rate, classification and appointment all form what is known in many countries as position, which relates the authority and command of the person.
The rank originated in English as Sergeant-Major, and was the third-in-command of a regiment.
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