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noun standing pronunciation in British English /ˈstændɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the status or reputation that someone or something has
    This latest scandal will undoubtedly have affected his standing with his colleagues.
    of high/great/considerable etc standing: We are delighted to be working with a company of such high standing.
    a research centre of international standing
    1. a.
      used about peoples social status
      People’s jobs are an important measure of social standing.
      The owner of this house would have been a man of standing in Roman society.
    2. b.
      someones success or status as measured in numbers, for example in an opinion poll
      The president’s current high standing is not likely to last.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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