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English definition of “fair”

fair

adjective [after verb] (AVERAGE)    /feər/ US  /fer/
C2 neither very good nor very bad: Films are rated on a scale of poor, fair, good and excellent. I was fair at science but it was never my thing.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
(Definition of fair adjective (AVERAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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