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[ US /ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /a‍ʊtstˈændɪŋ/ ]
  1. distinguished from others in excellence
    did outstanding work in human relations
    an outstanding war record
  2. of major significance or importance
    Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey
    a great work of art
  3. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    a striking resemblance between parent and child
    salient traits
    a spectacular rise in prices
    an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
  4. owed as a debt
    undischarged debts
    outstanding bills
    the amount still owed
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How To Use outstanding In A Sentence

  • It is time to take a look at this most outstanding work on algebra in Greek mathematics.
  • Other outstanding issues include working conditions and workplace safety.
  • Challenge trophies and prize monies are to be awarded to the winners, runners-up and other outstanding performers.
  • Under the editorship of Professor Robert L. Cleve, PhD, OAF, KCR, the issue begins with his outstanding study of the inscriptions and illustrations from the 1937 issue of postage stamps from the Italian Kingdom celebrating the bimillenary of the birth of the Emperor Augustus.
  • This "indistinguishability" seems to me to be precisely the point that aiguy has been making in this thread (and doing an outstanding job of it, BTW). Aiguy's Computer
  • They used the inheritance to pay off their outstanding loan.
  • All seven characters are drawn with illuminating detail and superbly played by an outstanding young company.
  • While the lenders reserved all other rights and remedies that might be available under the credit agreement, but "did not by its terms purport to accelerate the maturity of the obligations outstanding. SiliconBeat
  • One outstanding feature of this ecoregion is the presence of coral reefs, one of the largest and best preserved in the western Caribbean Sea, considered a part or an extension of the great belicean reef, very outstanding in terms of marine biodiversity. Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests
  • Week two of our special photographic supplement presents outstanding examples of beauty frozen by the camera. Times, Sunday Times
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