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Golf an estimated standard score for a hole or course that a good player should make
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Abbr. for “planed all round.”


On drawings, abbr. for paragraph.

PAR lamp

PAR lamp
A reflector lamp, usually incandescent, with a thick glass envelope, the back interior side of which has a parabolic shape with a reflective coating; used with a lensed front of the envelope to provide desired spread of the light beam.
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PAR file

(PARity file) A file that contains the computed parity bits from a source file. PAR files are generated from Usenet archives that have been broken into multiple files because of file size limitations on news servers. A PAR file would allow the complete archive to be reconstructed if one of the files became corrupt. PAR files can also be used to verify the integrity of the complete archive. See Usenet.

personal audio recorder

(1) Software that stores radio stations for later playback, equivalent to a "personal video recorder" (PVR/DVR) for TV. See DVR.

(2) Software that adds a telephone answering system to a PC and provides management of telephone calls.

(3) See voice recorder and media player.
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Above Par Ladies Activewear is a Nashville-based ladies activewear brand that produces colorful, patterned, figure-flattering cotton stretch and nylon/spandex activewear skirts.
India's efforts, after Cook put them in, appeared above par - thanks chiefly to Raina (100) but also half-centuries from Rohit Sharma (52) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (52) - and England's batsmen duly confirmed that impression.
Dhaka, Apr.7 ( ANI ): Although majority opinion said that middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh lost the match for India against Sri Lanka in Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final by scoring just 11 runs of 21 balls, his skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, came to his defence by saying that Yuvraj tried his best, and would be the most disappointed over his inability to help India score an above par total.
A BIRMINGHAM municipal golf course is now well above par following a PS2.5m redevelpment.
Most of this asset class is trading above par - that is, above their redemption price.
The sukuk should trade for every AED 0.01 above AED 0.50 should trade at 1.3 per cent above par.
ABOVE PAR: John Griffith (second left) with his golf club friends on Eggheads
The writing is well above par, and as one of the editors states, it does make good shiterature.
"There are days when I hit two below par on a front nine, but on the back nine I'm four above par."
ABOVE PAR: Rising star Becky Harries, pictured with golf star and patron of Pembrokeshire College Golf Academy, Nick Faldo