sub par

Ⅰ.
under/below/sub par
worse than the usual or expected standard: »

California ranks below par in tackling the retiree health-care issue.

Main Entry: par
Ⅱ.
below par UK US adjective
STOCK MARKET relating to a bond or share that sells at a price that is lower than the value shown on it: »

If the bond is trading below par, the issuer is likely to repurchase it in the market.

worse than usual, or below the expected standard: »

Customers who were surveyed reported that the company's products are expensive and below par.

Compare ABOVE PAR(Cf. ↑above par)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • sub|par|ti|cle — «suhb PAHR tuh kuhl», noun. a constituent of a particle: »All ribosomes are constructed from two unequal subparticles (Science Journal). The question now is whether “elementary” particles such as protons have…subparticles of some kind (Gary… …   Useful english dictionary

  • below/sub par — Ⅰ. under/below/sub par ► worse than the usual or expected standard: »California ranks below par in tackling the retiree health care issue. Main Entry: ↑par Ⅱ. below par UK US adjective ► STOCK MARKET relating to a bond or share that sells at a… …   Financial and business terms

  • under/below/sub par — Ⅰ. under/below/sub par ► worse than the usual or expected standard: »California ranks below par in tackling the retiree health care issue. Main Entry: ↑par Ⅱ. below par UK US adjective ► STOCK MARKET relating to a bond or share that sells at a… …   Financial and business terms

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