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status quonoun [U]

us   /ˈsteɪ·t̬əs ˈkwoʊ, ˈstæt̬·əs/
the present situation or condition: Are you in favor of statehood, independence, or the status quo for Puerto Rico?
(Definition of status quo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the status quo”
in Chinese (Simplified) 现状…
in Turkish yürürlükteki/süregelen durum, statüko…
in Russian статус-кво…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現狀…
in Polish status quo, (istniejący) stan rzeczy…
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