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par

noun uk   /pɑːr/ us    /pɑːr/

par noun (EQUAL)

on a par (with sb/sth) the same as or equal to someone or something: The regeneration of the city's downtown dock front will put it on a par with Nice or Cannes.

par noun (STANDARD)

[U] the usual standard or condition [U] the expected number of times in golf that a good player should have to hit the ball in order to get it into a hole or into all the holes: Tiger Woods finished the round 10 below/under par.par (value) specialized the original value of a share in a business
Translations of “par”
in Spanish valor medio, par…
in French au pair…
in German der Nennwert…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同等的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同等的…
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