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status

noun
 
 
/ˈsteɪtəs/
[S or U] the official or legal position of a person or organization: Employers are required to check the legal status of their new hires to ensure that they are eligible to work. The group was granted charitable status.change the status of sb/sth He needs to get a permit to change the land's status from agriculture to industrial. The qualification will raise her status to staff nurse.
[S or U] the situation at the present time: Everybody is concerned right now with the financial status of the whole country. Your order status has changed to "Dispatched".
[S or U] the level or position of someone or something in relation to others in a group: high/low status We have a much higher number of women workers in low-paid, low-status jobs. They want to improve the status of women.sb/sth's status as sth London's status as Europe's leading aviation hub Developers are cashing in on the area's newly hip status.
[ U] a high position within a social group: There is prestige and social status attached to ownership of certain brands. Suits were a sign of status.
→ See also credit standing, marital status
(Definition of status from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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