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noun [uncountable] par pronunciation in British English /pɑː(r)/
  1. 1
    the usual or expected standard, especially the standard of someone’s work or health
    below/under par:

    His initial performances have been well below par (=not as good as usual).

    not up to par:

    Most of the scripts we read are simply not up to par.

  2. 2
    in the sport of golf, the number of times that a player is expected to hit a ball to get it into one hole, or into all of the holes
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  3. 3



    par value

    business the original value of a stock market share

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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