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English definition of “sterling”

sterling

adjective
 
 
/ˈstɜːlɪŋ/
used to describe a metal, especially silver, that has a particular high level of purity (= measure of how pure it is): Offers include a 124-piece set of sterling silver cutlery at €4,495.
of a very high standard: The lowest rates and best deals go to customers with sterling credit. There have been sterling performances by some hedge fund managers.
(Definition of sterling adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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