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Definition of status quo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


status quo

NAmE//ˌstæt̮əs ˈkwoʊ//
, NAmE//ˌsteɪt̮əsˈkwoʊ//
[singular] (from Latin)
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the situation as it is now, or as it was before a recent change to defend/restore the status quo conservatives who want to maintain the status quo
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: status quo