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noun [countable/uncountable] American English pronunciation: reputation /ˌrepjəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularreputation
pluralreputations
  1. the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is

    He did not have a good reputation in his home town.

    1. a.
      the opinion that people have that a person, place, or thing is good

      His novel won the Booker Prize and established his reputation.

      Albertson will stop at nothing to safeguard the reputation of the university.

    2. b.
      a general opinion that someone or something has a particular quality
      reputation for:

      Clark had a reputation for arrogance and ruthlessness.

      reputation as:

      The university has an international reputation as a center of excellence.

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