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"standing" in British English

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standingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/
  • standing noun [U] (REPUTATION)

reputation, ​rank, or ​position in an ​area of ​activity, ​system, or ​organization: As a ​pathologist of ​considerable standing, his ​opinion will have a lot of ​influence. A ​financialscandal would ​shake the Institute's standing in the ​internationalacademiccommunity.

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standingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/
permanent, ​rather than ​formed or ​created when ​necessary: a standing ​committee You ​know you have a standing invitation to come and ​stayanytime 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 ​verticalposition: 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 ​academiccommunity. [U] You must ​paydues 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 ​publiclimitedcompany, their financial standing is ​publicknowledge. 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 ​officialprocesses and ​paid the necessary ​charges: The ​bonds were ​backed by ​primebank 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 ​truckingfirms 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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