Business / Finance / Ratings: An evaluation of credit quality of a company's debt issue by Moody's, S&P, and Fitch Investors Service. Investors and analysts use ratings to assess the riskness of an investment.

Absolute Ratings

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Absolute Ratings: A rating method where the rater assigns a specific value on a fixed scale to the behavior or performance of an individual instead of assigning ratings based on comparisons between other individuals. MORE

Live Ratings

Technology / Television (TV) / Live Ratings: Nielsen Media Research term for ratings reported as strictly live with no DVR playback activity. MORE

Same Day Ratings

Technology / Television (TV) / Same Day Ratings: Nielsen Media Research term for live ratings plus DVR playback activity until 3:00 am of the same Nielsen day MORE

Live Plus Ratings

Technology / Television (TV) / Live Plus Ratings: Nielsen Media Research term for live ratings plus seven-day DVR playback activity. MORE

Security Ratings

Business / Finance / Security Ratings: Commercial rating agencies' assessment of the credit and investment risk of securities. MORE


Business / Finance / Annuitize: To commence a series of payments from the capital that has accumulated in an annuity. The payments may be a fixed amount, for a fixed period of time, or for a lifetime. MORE