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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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Maxwell's suggestion on the eve of the World Twenty20 that he could be the X-factor that Australia needs to win the tournament rankled some players, and he was axed in favour of David Hussey for the semi-final against the West Indies following a couple of below par performances.
Pardew feels half of his team are below par at the moment, and when asked if Yohan Cabaye was one of them, he added: "You could say that about four or five players.
VISITOR numbers are 'below par' this Easter so far mainly due to mixed weather.
Its latest Monthly Industrial Trends survey also revealed that demand for UK manufactured goods at home and abroad has fallen further below par in March, and that prices are again expected to fall over the coming quarter.
Q WHEN something is sub-standard it is described as below par but being below par is a good thing in golf.
Henderson can also strike in the second division of the hurdle courtesy of Ingratitude (5.20), who also ran below par last time and is better judged on his previous debut fourth at Newbury.
Here, around 16 years ago, Zvi Hecker also built his famous Spiral apartment block (AR October 1990), an ebullient architectural bricolage, notable for the anecdote that Hecker (allegedly) took potshots at the building during construction (he lived across the street from the site), when he considered workmanship standards below par.
"There are days when I hit two below par on a front nine, but on the back nine I'm four above par."
"We were below par bowling, we were below par fielding as we were below par batting.
Woodgate played well, but several players were below par. A sluggish first half saw United struggle for fluency.
His main rival will certainly be the improving Commander Black who showed some recent fine form after numerous below par efforts.