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Rank vs. Position

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Rankadjective

Strong of its kind or in character; unmitigated; virulent; thorough; utter (used of negative things).

‘rank treason’; ‘rank nonsense’;

Positionnoun

A place or location.

Rankadjective

Strong in growth; growing with vigour or rapidity, hence, coarse or gross.

‘rank grass’; ‘rank weeds’;

Positionnoun

A post of employment; a job.

Rankadjective

Suffering from overgrowth or hypertrophy; plethoric.

Positionnoun

A status or rank.

‘Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.’;

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Rankadjective

Causing strong growth; producing luxuriantly; rich and fertile.

‘rank land’;

Positionnoun

An opinion, stand, or stance.

‘My position on this issue is unchanged.’;

Rankadjective

Strong to the senses; offensive; noisome.

Positionnoun

A posture.

‘Stand in this position, with your arms at your side.’;

Rankadjective

Having a very strong and bad taste or odor.

‘Your gym clothes are rank, bro – when'd you last wash 'em?’;

Positionnoun

(team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.

‘Stop running all over the field and play your position!’;

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Rankadjective

Complete, used as an intensifier (usually negative, referring to incompetence).

‘I am a rank amateur as a wordsmith.’;

Positionnoun

(finance) An amount of securities, commodities, or other financial instruments held by a person, firm, or institution.

Rankadjective

(informal) Gross, disgusting.

Positionnoun

(finance) A commitment, or a group of commitments, such as options or futures, to buy or sell a given amount of financial instruments, such as securities, currencies or commodities, for a given price.Position (finance)

Rankadjective

(obsolete) Strong; powerful; capable of acting or being used with great effect; energetic; vigorous; headstrong.

Positionnoun

(arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.

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Rankadjective

(obsolete) Inflamed with venereal appetite; ruttish.

Positionnoun

(chess) The full state of a chess game at any given turn.

Rankadverb

(obsolete) Quickly, eagerly, impetuously.

Positionverb

To put into place.

Ranknoun

A row of people or things organized in a grid pattern, often soldiers [the corresponding term for the perpendicular columns in such a pattern is "file"].

‘The front rank kneeled to reload while the second rank fired over their heads.’;

Positionnoun

The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position.

‘We have different prospects of the same thing, according to our different positions to it.’;

Ranknoun

(music) In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.

Positionnoun

The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.

Ranknoun

One's position in a list sorted by a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality

‘Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.’; ‘The fancy hotel was of the first rank.’;

Positionnoun

Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.

‘Let not the proof of any position depend on the positions that follow, but always on those which go before.’;

Ranknoun

The level of one's position in a class-based society

Positionnoun

Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.

Ranknoun

a hierarchical level in an organization such as the military

‘Private First Class (PFC) is the second-lowest rank in the Marines.’; ‘He rose up through the ranks of the company, from mailroom clerk to CEO.’;

Positionnoun

A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; - called also the rule of trial and error.

Ranknoun

(taxonomy) a level in a scientific taxonomy system

‘Phylum is the taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class.’;

Positionverb

To indicate the position of; to place.

Ranknoun

(linear algebra) Maximal number of linearly independent columns (or rows) of a matrix.

Positionnoun

the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object;

‘he put the lamp back in its place’;

Ranknoun

(mathematics) The dimensionality of an array (computing) or tensor.

Positionnoun

a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

Ranknoun

(algebra) The maximum quantity of D-linearly independent elements of a module (over an integral domain D).

Positionnoun

a way of regarding situations or topics etc.;

‘consider what follows from the positivist view’;

Ranknoun

(mathematics) The size of any basis of a given matroid.

Positionnoun

position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

‘he assumed an attitude of surrender’;

Ranknoun

(chess) one of the eight horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard (i.e., those identified by a number). The analog vertical lines are the files.

Positionnoun

the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;

‘he had the status of a minor’; ‘the novel attained the status of a classic’; ‘atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life’;

Ranknoun

(typically in the plural) A category of people, such as those who share an occupation.

Positionnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Rankverb

To place abreast, or in a line.

Positionnoun

the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;

‘the position of the hands on the clock’; ‘he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage’;

Rankverb

To have a ranking.

‘Their defense ranked third in the league.’;

Positionnoun

the appropriate or customary location;

‘the cars were in position’;

Rankverb

To assign a suitable place in a class or order; to classify.

Positionnoun

(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;

‘what position does he play?’;

Rankverb

(US) To take rank of; to outrank.

Positionnoun

the act of putting something in a certain place or location

Rankadjective

Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.

‘And, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.’;

Positionnoun

a condition or position in which you find yourself;

‘the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils’; ‘found herself in a very fortunate situation’;

Rankadjective

Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy.

Positionnoun

an item on a list or in a sequence;

‘in the second place’; ‘moved from third to fifth position’;

Rankadjective

Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.

Positionnoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Rankadjective

Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.

Positionnoun

an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;

‘there are two sides to every question’;

Rankadjective

Strong to the taste.

Positionnoun

the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another;

‘can you go in my stead?’; ‘took his place’; ‘in lieu of’;

Rankadjective

Inflamed with venereal appetite.

Positionnoun

the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

Rankadverb

Rankly; stoutly; violently.

‘That rides so rank and bends his lance so fell.’;

Positionverb

cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Ranknoun

A row or line; a range; an order; a tier; as, a rank of osiers.

‘Many a mountain nighRising in lofty ranks, and loftier still.’;

Positionverb

put into a certain place or abstract location;

‘Put your things here’; ‘Set the tray down’; ‘Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children’; ‘Place emphasis on a certain point’;

Ranknoun

A line of soldiers ranged side by side; - opposed to file. See 1st File, 1 (a).

‘Fierce, fiery warriors fought upon the clouds,In ranks and squadrons and right form of war.’;

Ranknoun

Grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.

Ranknoun

An aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.

Ranknoun

Degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank.

‘These all are virtues of a meaner rank.’;

Ranknoun

Elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.

Rankverb

To place abreast, or in a line.

Rankverb

To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.

‘Ranking all things under general and special heads.’; ‘Poets were ranked in the class of philosophers.’; ‘Heresy is ranked with idolatry and witchcraft.’;

Rankverb

To take rank of; to outrank.

Rankverb

To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.

‘Let that one article rank with the rest.’;

Rankverb

To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.

Ranknoun

a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another;

‘the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen’;

Ranknoun

relative status;

‘his salary was determined by his rank and seniority’;

Ranknoun

the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army);

‘the strike was supported by the union rank and file’; ‘he rose from the ranks to become a colonel’;

Ranknoun

position in a social hierarchy;

‘the British are more aware of social status than Americans are’;

Ranknoun

the body of members of an organization or group;

‘they polled their membership’; ‘they found dissension in their own ranks’; ‘he joined the ranks of the unemployed’;

Rankverb

take or have a position relative to others;

‘This painting ranks among the best in the Western World’;

Rankverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Rankverb

take precedence or surpass others in rank

Rankadjective

very fertile; producing profuse growth;

‘rank earth’;

Rankadjective

very offensive in smell or taste;

‘a rank cigar’;

Rankadjective

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;

‘a crying shame’; ‘an egregious lie’; ‘flagrant violation of human rights’; ‘a glaring error’; ‘gross ineptitude’; ‘gross injustice’; ‘rank treachery’;

Rankadjective

complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers;

‘absolute freedom’; ‘an absolute dimwit’; ‘a downright lie’; ‘out-and-out mayhem’; ‘an out-and-out lie’; ‘a rank outsider’; ‘many right-down vices’; ‘got the job through sheer persistence’; ‘sheer stupidity’;

Rankadjective

growing profusely;

‘rank jungle vegetation’;

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