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The existing condition or state of affairs.
[Latin status quō, state in which : status, state + quō, in which, ablative of quī, which.]
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the status quo the existing state of affairs
[literally: the state in which]
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the existing state or condition. Also called sta′tus in quo′.
[1825–35; < Latin: literally, state in which]
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A Latin phrase meaning the state in which, used to mean the existing state of affairs.
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|Noun||1.||status quo - the existing state of affairs|
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
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status quo[ˌsteɪtəsˈkwəʊ] n
the status quo → le statu quostatus report n → rapport m d'étapestatus symbol n (showing social success) → signe m de réussite sociale; (showing financial success) → signe m extérieur de richesse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Status quo m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
status quon the status quo → lo statu quo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
status quo→ الوَضْعُ الرَّاهِن status quo status quo Status quo καθεστώς status quo vallitseva tila statu quo status quo status quo 現状 현상 status-quo status quo status quo status quo статус-кво status quo สถานภาพปัจจุบัน statüko hiện trạng 现状
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