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sterling

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈstɜːlɪŋ/ MONEY, ECONOMICS
the British system of currency, based on the pound: sterling rises/falls Sterling rose against the dollar to $1.5522.in sterling Our prices are in sterling. You can pay in pounds sterling or in US dollars.
Translations of “sterling”
in Korean 영국 화폐…
in Arabic إسْتِرْليني…
in French livre sterling…
in Turkish sterlin, Büyük Britanya para birimi…
in Italian sterlina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英國貨幣,英鎊…
in Russian стерлинг…
in Polish funt szterling lub brytyjski…
in Spanish libra esterlina…
in Portuguese libras esterlinas…
in German der Sterling…
in Catalan lliura esterlina…
in Japanese 英貨, ポンド…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英国货币,英镑…
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