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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something that can be relied on when needed; An actor able to replace a regular performer when required adj. - Ready for emergency use.

Usage examples (34)
  • A standby generator
  • "If duty pump fails and the standby pump runs, should the term standby still applies?"
  • The standard keyless entry, it seems, keeps the car in "standby" mode even with the engine shut off.
  • With the honeycrisps, this plain old standby is a revelation. for more
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