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noun [uncountable] par pronunciation in American English /pɑr/
  1. 1
    the usual or expected standard, especially the standard of someones 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. 3

    par

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    par value

    business the original value of a stock market share

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