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2 noun
standing2 [uncountable]
1 someone'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 standing

something of five/many etc years' standing

used to show the time during which something such as an agreement has existed:
an arrangement of several years' standing

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