how to pronounce standing


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standing is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of standing in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… one of the longest standing CEOs I think …”

meanings of standing


  1. Not movable; fixed.
  2. Erect, not cut down.
  3. Remaining in force or status.
  4. Performed from an erect position.
  5. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting.
  6. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.


  1. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands. I will provide you and your fellows of a good standing to see his entry.
  2. Position or reputation in society or a profession.
  3. Duration.
  4. Room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles.
  5. The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list.
  6. The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates.


  1. Present participle of stand.


  1. A surname​.

standing frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word standing occurs in english on average 76.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics standing can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that standing can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

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