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"par" in British English

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parnoun

uk   /pɑːr/  us   /pɑːr/
  • par noun (STANDARD)

[U] the expected number of times in golf that a good player should have to hit the ball in order to get it into a hole or into all the holes: Tiger Woods finished the round 10 below/under par.
par (value) specialized
the original value of a share, bond, etc. when it is made available for sale for the first time

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(Definition of par from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"par" in American English

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parnoun [U]

 us   /pɑr/
the usual standard or condition: About half the teachers are good, and the rest are clearly below par.
In golf, par is the expected number of times a good player should have to hit the ball in order to get it into a hole or into all the holes: Walker shot a par 72 for the victory.

par.noun [C]

abbreviation forparagraph
(Definition of par from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"par" in Business English

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parnoun [U]

uk   us   /pɑːr/
(also nominal price) FINANCE the original value of a share, bond, etc. when it is first available for sale: at par The bonds were priced at par with an initial yield of 4.4%.a par value of sth The Board of Directors authorized the designation of 1,000,000 shares of stock, with a par value of $0.10 per share.
under/below/sub par
worse than the usual or expected standard: California ranks below par in tackling the retiree health-care issue.
on a par with sb/sth UK (US on par with sb/sth)
the same as or equal to someone or something: It is rated on a par with its rivals despite outperforming its sector in almost every measure. People often don't insist on raises that keep their pay on par with inflation.
par for the course
a situation or standard of work or behaviour that is considered normal or typical: Massive management fees, he says, are par for the course in keeping an international operation running. The company's stock was hit hard today, but that's par for the course in this economy.
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(Definition of par from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “par”
in Spanish valor medio, par…
in Vietnamese mức trung bình…
in Malaysian tara…
in Thai เกณฑ์…
in French au pair…
in German der Nennwert…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同等的…
in Indonesian tingkat normal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同等的…
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