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status

noun [U]  /ˈsteɪ·t̬əs, ˈstæt̬·əs/ us  

status noun [U] (POSITION)

position or rank, esp. in a social group or legal system: The association works to promote the status of retired people as active and useful members of the community. Status can also mean state or condition at a particular time: The type of treatment used will depend on the patient’s health status.

status noun [U] (RESPECT)

the position of respect and importance given to someone or something: The leaders often seemed to be more concerned with status and privilege than with the problems of the people.
(Definition of status from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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