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Main Entry: par
Pronunciation: primarystresspär
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin par (noun) "one that is equal," from par (adjective) "equal" --related to COMPARE, PAIR, PEER, UMPIRE --see Word History at UMPIRE
1 a : the fixed value of the unit of money of one country expressed in terms of the unit of money of another country b : the face value or issuing price of a stock or bond
2 : common level : EQUALITY
3 : an accepted standard (as of health) <not feeling up to par>
4 : the standard score for a golf hole or course
- par adjective

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