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Definition of status noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    status

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈstæt̮əs//
     
    , NAmE//ˈsteɪt̮əs//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the legal position of a person, group, or country They were granted refugee status. The party was denied legal status.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the social or professional position of someone or something in relation to others low status jobs to have a high social status Women are only asking to be given equal status with men. She achieved celebrity status overnight.
  3. 3 [uncountable] a high social position The job brings with it status and a high income.
  4. 4[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the level of importance that is given to something the high status accorded to science in our culture
  5. 5[uncountable] the situation at a particular time during a process What is the current status of our application for funds?
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