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English definition of “sterling”

sterling

noun [U]     /ˈstɜː.lɪŋ/ US  /ˈstɝː-/
British money: The value of sterling increased against several other currencies yesterday. If you buy things on the plane, you can either pay for them in pounds sterling (= British pounds) or in US dollars.British money
(Definition of sterling noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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