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par (status)

Definition:

a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

pars

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

egality | tie

Usage example:

on a par with the best

Etymology:

"equality", also "value of one currency in terms of another", from Latin par...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of par...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

equality | equalities [plural] | equalness [synonym]

the state of being equal | [mathematics] a statement, usually an equation, indicating that quantities or expressions on either side of an equal sign ... (23 of 643 words, 2 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equality

Wikipedia:

Equality [disambiguation]

may refer to: Equality, Alabama, an unincorporated community | Equality Township, Gallatin County, Illinois Equality, Illinois, a village | Equality Township, Red Lake County, Minnesota | Equality Colony, an American socialist colony founded in 1897 in... (33 of 235 words, 24 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Equality

Britannica Encyclopedia:

equality [human rights]

Generally, an ideal of uniformity in treatment or status by those in a position to affect either. Acknowledgment of the right to equality often must ... (25 of 127 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/275667​/equality

Merriam-Webster:

equality | equalities [plural] | equation [sense-specific, synonym] | coequality [synonym, sense-specific] | coordinateness [synonym, sense-specific] | equivalence [synonym, sense-specific] | equivalency [synonym, sense-specific] | par [synonym, sense-specific] | parity [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the quality or state of being equal | "equation" [sense-specific] (9 of 113 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/equality

Oxford Dictionary:

equality

the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities | [math] : a symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are equal; ... (24 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/equality

Macmillan British Dictionary:

equality [uncountable]

the state of being equal, especially in having the same rights, status, and opportunities (14 of 71 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/equality

Random House Dictionary:

equality | equalities [plural] | égalité [French]

the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability. | uniform character, as of motion or surface. | ... (22 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/equality

American Heritage Dictionary:

equality | equalities [plural]

The state or quality of being equal. | [math] A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another. (18 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equality

Wiktionary:

equality | equalities [plural] | egalities [plural, obsolete] | egality [obsolete] | æquality [archaic, sense-specific] | equivalence parity [synonym, sense-specific] | difference [antonym, sense-specific] | inequality [antonym, sense-specific] | discrimination [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

[uncountable] The fact of being equal. | [uncountable, math] The fact of being equal, of having the same value. | [uncountable] The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences. (30 of 39 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equality

New World Dictionary:

equality | equalities [plural]

the condition of being equal, especially of having the same political, social, and economic rights (15 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equality

Cambridge Dictionary:

equality

the right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment (18 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equality

Columbia Encyclopedia:

equation

in mathematics, a statement, usually written in symbols, that states the equality of two quantities or algebraic expressions, e.g., "x"+3=5. The ... (21 of 314 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0817524​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

equality | equalities [plural]

rights, treatment, quantity, or value equal to all others in a specific group | an equation in which the quantities on each side of an equal sign are ... (27 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608927​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

par

First use: 1620s

Origin: "equality", also "value of one currency in terms of another", from Latin par "equal, that which is equal, equality". Meaning "average or usual ... (24 of 45 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=par

Collins Dictionary:

par | par- | par. | Par. | para- | before a vowel par-

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin pār equal, on a level; see peer1 | from Greek para (prep) alongside, beyond

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/par

American Heritage Dictionary:

par | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle] | pars [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Latin pār, equal, that which is equal; see perə- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/par

Wiktionary:

par | pars [plural] | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle]

Origin: Abbreviation. | French par ("through, by"), from Latin per ("through").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/par

New World Dictionary:

par | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle]

Origin: Latin, an equal, originally adjective: see "part"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/par

Oxford Dictionary:

par [entry 1] | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle] | pars [3rd-person singular present] | par of exchange | below | under

First use: late 16th century

Origin: (in the sense "equality of value or standing"): from Latin, "equal", also "equality". The golf term dates from the late 19th century

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/par

par [entry 2, informal] | a paragraph [in full]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: abbreviation

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/par--2

Merriam-Webster:

par [entry 1, noun, adjective]

First use: 1622

Origin: Latin, one that is equal, from par equal

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/par

Encarta Dictionary:

par | pars [plural] | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Latin, "equal"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723618​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

par | pars [plural] | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "par"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/par

Collins Dictionary:

par | par- | par. | Par. | para- | before a vowel par-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "par"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/par

Macmillan American Dictionary:

par [uncountable, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "par"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/par

Macmillan British Dictionary:

par [uncountable, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "par"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/par

Cambridge Dictionary:

par [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "par"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "par"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/par 2

the Free Dictionary:

par

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "par"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "par"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "par" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

par | pars [plural] | parred [past tense] | parring [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "par"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

par

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "par" by speech synthesizer

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