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noun [uncountable]     par pronunciation in American English
  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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    par value

    business the original value of a stock market share


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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