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Of a process. See process descriptor.

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... (of a process) See process descriptor...

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Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
27 words

... ( / stat -әs/ or / stay -tәs/ ) forms the plural statuses (or, in Latin, status ), not ⋆stati . See hypercorrection (a) & plurals (b) . ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

... A social position or rank held by a person in a group or society , and the respect, reputation, and power associated with the position. See also achieved status , ascribed status , horizontal status , vertical status...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
45 words

... In western sociology, a person's social position in a hierarchically arranged society, based on factors including lifestyle, prestige, income, and education. Status can be inherited ( ascribed status) or achieved by the acquisition of socially enviable possessions ( status symbols ), which is termed achieved status...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
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128 words

... 1. ( social status ) A defined position in a social system: what someone is, or their position in relation to others (e.g. child, parent, wife, mother, teacher). 2. An individual’s relative rank within a hierarchy (distinguished from class by Weber). 3. The behavioural expectations for an established role (for which it is sometimes a synonym). 4. ( prestige ) An evaluation of an individual’s social esteem by others. 5. ( status set ) Loosely, the combined statuses of an individual (sometimes regarded as related to social class). 6....

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
359 words

...modern class societies , where status groups no longer overwhelmingly fix and dominate individual lives. Sociology and anthropology have long been concerned with questions of status. Since the 1960s, status-attainment theory , emphasizing social mobility and perceptions of relative socioeconomic status, has been an important subject of sociological inquiry. The concept of status inconsistency , based on the recognition of multiple and not always exchangeable registers of status, has been a resource for work on deviance and social change. Recently, some...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
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497 words

... as the ‘effective claim to social esteem’. These status positions confer both negative and positive privileges, and status is typically based on a special life-style , and a formal training. Status is expressed through and maintained by exclusionary practices such as marriage, conventions and customs, and common living arrangements. An aggregate of persons with a common status position form a status group which enjoys a common esteem and certain status monopolies over the resources of the group. Status groups are competitive because they seek to preserve...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
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Law
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38 words

... n. A person’s legal standing or capacity. The term derives from Roman law, in which it referred to a person’s freedom, citizenship, and family rights. Status is an index to legal rights and duties, powers, and...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... Status quo (Latin, literally ‘state in which’) The state in which the thing is; the existing state or condition. Status quo ante (Latin, literally ‘state in which before’) The previous position. Status symbol A possession, privilege or the like, which is a mark of one’s social standing. The expression is generally used caustically of a fashionable, expensive, material object, the possession of which is designed to impress others and to flatter one’s own self-esteem. See also keep up with the joneses...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
47 words

... [De] The rank or position of an individual within a society, and the responsibilities and privileges that go with it. Status may be achieved (as a result of the actions and works of the individual) or ascribed (usually by birth into a particular family or...

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
95 words

...status A key concept in anthropology, referring either to the position or role an individual occupies in a social structure , or to the honour or prestige attributed to an individual or group. The first notion was a key element in both functionalist and structural-functionalist theories, and focused on the variety or rights and duties associated with particular social roles. The second concept is associated with Max Weber ’s theory about social stratification as being constituted by interrelationships between power, wealth, and status. In political...

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Laurence Libin

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
1,441 words

...Status . Class ranking of instruments, high to low, in a society’s estimation. The relative position of a type of instrument must be distinguished from the status accorded a singular example. An ordinary guitar once owned by Elvis Presley would be elevated among his fans for its provenance alone. Usually an instrument’s social status seems inseparable from the status of its players and music. For example, the 18th-century hurdy-gurdy was held in low repute by the elite as a clumsy device for grinding out folk tunes by itinerant beggars, but refined models...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
4,938 words

... . [ This entry contains two subentries, on status in ancient Greek law and in Chinese law. ] Ancient Greek Law The term “status” refers to a juridically defined group with distinct legal privileges and/or disabilities within a hierarchy of such groups ( Hunter ). The most basic status distinction in ancient Greek law was that between free and slave. Within the free and nonfree groups there were further distinctions, more or less complex in different cities and different eras. This essay begins with slave status and its varieties, then considers free...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

...status The desirable status of a population for conservation ...

achieved status

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

...status A high social status acquired by individual effort or open competition (for example, through winning at sport), rather than from the status the person is born with. Compare ascribed status...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... signal A busy signal or ready signal...

ascribed status

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

...status Status in society, which depends on the position into which an individual is born. Compare achieved status...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

...status status of reserve members on an inactive status list of a reserve component or assigned to the Inactive National Guard...

vertical status

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

...status The status of a person in relation to others at a different hierarchical level. Vertical status on a team, for example, may involve a comparison of ground staff to players, or players to administrators. Compare horizontal status . See also status...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
24 words

...Update Status In Facebook, a bar at the top of a user’s homepage and profile page, enabling them to post status updates...

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