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"standing" in British English

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standingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/

standingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/
permanent, rather than formed or created when necessary: a standing committee You know you have a standing invitation to come and stay anytime you're in town.
(Definition of standing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"standing" in American English

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standingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈstæn·dɪŋ/
permanent or always continuing to exist or happen: African-Americans headed five standing committees in the House of Representatives.
in a vertical position: Only one building was left standing after the earthquake.

standingnoun

 us   /ˈstæn·dɪŋ/
  • standing noun (RANK)

rank, position, or reputation in an area of activity, system, or organization: [U] Financial scandal will affect the institute’s standing in the academic community. [U] You must pay dues to remain a member in good standing.
Standings are ranked lists of people or things: [pl] the league standings
(Definition of standing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"standing" in Business English

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standingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈstændɪŋ/
the reputation or position that someone or something has in an area of activity or an organization: Because they are a public limited company, their financial standing is public knowledge. improve/increase sb's standing
the time for which something has existed: of a year's, etc. standing The society also offers a Members' Loyalty Bond for investors of two years' standing.
in good standing
a person or an organization in good standing has followed all the necessary official processes and paid the necessary charges: The bonds were backed by prime bank securities, issued by an acceptable institution in good standing.

standingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈstændɪŋ/
permanent, rather than created or formed when necessary: standing committee/contract The state has standing contracts with trucking firms to ensure it can deliver firetrucks as they're needed.
(Definition of standing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “standing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声誉, 声誉,名声, 级别…
in Turkish saygınlık, itibar, şöhret…
in Russian репутация, положение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲譽, 聲譽,名聲, 級別…
in Polish pozycja…
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“standing” in Business English

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