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par

noun [U]  /pɑr/ us  
the usual standard or condition: About half the teachers are good, and the rest are clearly below par. In golf, par is the expected number of times a good player should have to hit the ball in order to get it into a hole or into all the holes: Walker shot a par 72 for the victory.
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