The definition of status is a person's standing, position or state.(noun)
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Origin: Latin; see stā- in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: In a recent survey of the Usage Panel, 53 percent of the Panelists preferred the pronunciation (stătˈəs), 36 percent preferred (stāˈtəs), and 11 percent said they use both pronunciations. The pronunciation (stāˈtəs) is the older, more traditional pronunciation, and it remains the most common one in British English.
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