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standing

noun [U] uk   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/ us  

standing noun [U] (REPUTATION)

reputation, rank, or position in an area of activity, system, or organization: As a pathologist of considerable standing, his opinion will have a lot of influence. A financial scandal would shake the Institute's standing in the international academic community.

standing noun [U] (TIME)

formal the time for which something has existed: One member, of twelve years' standing on the committee, resigned in protest at the changes.
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standing

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/ us  
permanent, rather than formed or created when necessary: a standing committee You know you have a standing invitation to come and stay anytime you're in town.
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