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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
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