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status

noun uk   /ˈsteɪ.təs/ us    /-t̬əs/

status noun (OFFICIAL POSITION)

C1 [C or U] an accepted or official position, especially in a social group: The association works to promote the status of retired people as useful members of the community. There has been an increase in applications for refugee status. The success of her book has given her unexpected celebrity status. Applicants should have a degree or a qualification of equal status.

status noun (RESPECT)

the amount of respect, admiration, or importance given to a person, organization, or object: high/low status As the daughter of the president, she enjoys high status among her peers. The leaders were often more concerned with status and privilege than with the problems of the people.

status noun (SOCIAL MEDIA)

[C] on a social media website, especially Facebook™, a piece of information that you publish about yourself telling people what you are doing, thinking, etc. at a particular time
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