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noun [countable/uncountable]     reputation pronunciation in British English
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  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 as:

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

      reputation for:

      Clark had a reputation for arrogance and ruthlessness.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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