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English definition of “par”

par

noun (STANDARD)    /pɑːr/ US  /pɑːr/
[U] the usual standard or condition Averages [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.Golf par (value) specialized the original value of a share in a business Costs and expensesFinancial investments and the stock market
(Definition of par noun (STANDARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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