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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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