AskDefine | Define scoring

Dictionary Definition

scoring n : evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do" [syn: marking, grading]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Of something or someone that scores.
    The highest scoring team will win the match.


  1. The process of keeping score in a sport or contest.
    The scoring of a tennis match is overseen by a single referee.
  2. The process of winning points in a sport or contest.
    Scoring a basket in basketball is worth two or three points.
  3. The action of scratching paper or other material to make it easier to fold.


  1. present participle of score

Extensive Definition

Score may refer to:

Numbers and statistics

  • Score (game), a number of points achieved in a sporting event or game.
  • a unit of twenty
  • Score (statistics), the derivative, with respect to some parameter θ, of the logarithm of the likelihood function
  • Raw score, an original datum that has not been transformed
  • Standard score, a dimensionless quantity derived from the raw score
  • Baseball scoring, a shorthand method of keeping track of statistics in a baseball game

Arts and crafts

  • Musical score, a set of instructions giving the overall picture of a composition
  • Dance score, a set of choreographic instructions expressed in a dance notation.
  • SCORE notation program, a music scorewriter
  • Film score, a sound recording of the music in a film
  • Score (album), the live CD/DVD by progressive metal band Dream Theater
  • Score (film), a 1972 pornographic film
  • Score, a UK-based football comic, originally Score and Roar, published in 1970, merged with rival comic Scorcher in 1971
  • A method used to join two pieces of pottery, each side is scored and then pressed together
  • I Like to Score, an album by Moby, punning on the sexual, drug related, and film music uses of the word


Figurative uses



scoring in German: Score
scoring in French: Score
scoring in Dutch: Score
scoring in Japanese: スコア
scoring in Norwegian: Score
scoring in Simple English: Score
scoring in Serbian: Партитура
scoring in Swedish: Lista över golftermer#Score
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