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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstandingstand‧ing1 /ˈstændɪŋ/ adjective [only before noun]  1 XXpermanently agreed or arranged You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service.standing invitation (=permission to visit someone whenever you like)a standing army (=a professional permanent army) A standing committee was established to coordinate the army and navy.2 PRAISEdone from a standing position The runners set off from a standing start.standing ovation (=when people stand up to clap after a performance)3 standing joke
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standingWith a standing order you tell your branch exactly how much is to be paid and when.And by now, every point won by Forget received a wild, standing ovation.There were more standing ovations than I've ever heard.He pulled himself up very slowly to a standing position.Everyone will, as per standing Union agreements, receive outplacement counselling, redundancy payments.standing chargesBudgeting Loans are repayable and are not available to help towards mains fuel consumption and standing charges.South West Water, for instance, has the highest standing charges in the country.Will he take steps to abolish standing charges or is he the Scrooge of the 1990s?I receive more complaints from retired people about standing charges than anything else.Mr. Eadie Will the Prime Minister consider the abolition of standing charges to pensioners by the private monopolies?According to market researcher Datamonitor, 3 million people cut up their credit cards in 1991 when standing charges were introduced.standing startAnd according to Autocar & Motor, it will reach 60 from a standing start in a mere six seconds.To achieve that from a standing start in nine months meant application as well as ability.
standingstanding2 noun [uncountable]  1 POSITION/RANKsomeone’s rank or position in a system, organization, society etc, based on what other people think of them Barb’s work helped to improve her standing with her colleagues.standing in The scandal damaged the governor’s standing in the polls.of high/low standing a lawyer of high standingsee thesaurus at reputation2 something of five/many etc years’ standing
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standingJacques Tati was a man of international standing in the world of screen comedy.Japan wants a U.N. Security Council seat, to match the country's international standing.TBS has maintained its standing among the top four cable stations.Graduates from certain colleges have a lower standing in the eyes of employers.a man of standing and wealthThis legal case is very likely to damage the company's professional standing.Stefano's standing as an artist has improved over the past few years.The class system in Great Britain encourages people to be very aware of their social standing.You don't have to jeopardize your standing in the staffroom.
From Longman Business Dictionarystandingstand‧ing /ˈstændɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] someone’s position or rank in a system, organization, society etc, based on people’s opinionThe company will have to increase its productivity in order to improve its standing in the market share.There has been a sharp turnaround in the country’s international financial standing. credit standing
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