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standing

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈstæn·dɪŋ/ us  

standing adjective [not gradable] (PERMANENT)

permanent or always continuing to exist or happen: African-Americans headed five standing committees in the House of Representatives.

standing adjective [not gradable] (VERTICAL)

in a vertical position: Only one building was left standing after the earthquake.

standing

noun  /ˈstæn·dɪŋ/ us  

standing noun (RANK)

rank, position, or reputation in an area of activity, system, or organization: [U] Financial scandal will affect the institute’s standing in the academic community. [U] You must pay dues to remain a member in good standing. Standings are ranked lists of people or things: [pl] the league standings
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