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par is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of par pronunciation
An example use of par in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… and now it's currently on par with last …”
meanings of par
Abbreviation of parish.
The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.
Abbreviation of parenthesis.
Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.
Equality of condition or circumstances.
Initialism of photosynthetically-active radiation.
Initialism of precision approach radar.
Initialism of periodic automatic replenishment: in inventory control, a fixed quantity of an item that must be kept on hand to support daily operations.
Abbreviation of paragraph.
An amount which is taken as an average or mean.
A hole in which a player achieves par.
Alternative form of parr (“young salmon").
Abbreviation of parallel.
Initialism of planed all round: of timber, planed on all sides as opposed to rough sawn.
To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.
A village and beach near St Austell in Cornwall, England (OS grid ref SX0753).
par frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word par occurs in english on average 6.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
topics par can be related to
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