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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.


noun caliber, caste, circumstance, class, dignity, elevation, eminence, esteem, footing, grade, importance, notability, place, position, posture, prestige, prominence, quality, rank, rating, situation, state, station, superiority
Associated concepts: proof of status, status of purchaser, staaus of trustee
See also: aspect, caliber, case, character, class, condition, credit, degree, honor, phase, position, posture, precedence, prestige, quality, rating, recognition, reputation, situation, state, title

STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

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In case of breast carcinoma, we noticed patients having good performance status till advanced stage of their disease in comparison to other malignancies and because of good physical condition they managed to tolerate fast while receiving chemotherapy.
We found HIV-positive lung cancer patients were younger, significantly more likely to have a poor ECOG performance status of [greater than or equal to] 3 at presentation and significantly less likely to have early stage lung cancer when compared with HIV-negative patients.
Patients recruited to the above trial, however, were of good performance status and hence do not entirely eliminate the limitations from such earlier trials.
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status and laboratory tests (hematology, blood chemistry) were also obtained.
The following parameters were noted in each patient: age, sex, symptoms at diagnosis, ECOG performance status, tumor diameter, clinical TNM stage and grade, follow-up time, local recurrence, disease progression, and death.
It is dependent on individual survival times of all patients in the trial as well as other prognostic factors such as performance status and extent of disease," said Barry Selick, Ph.
He said: "Brian has been at the club for four years coaching our youth sides and has achieved performance status which means we are the only part-time club allowed to compete with SPL youth sides.
In addition, APSolute Insite is a unified management took with intuitive GUI for end-to-end network visibility, providing real-time assessment of the availability, security and performance status of the IP network.
Other principles include machine clothing product technology and design reviews, to confirm critical issues, trail performance status and opportunities for improvement by position; service and support requirements; inventory management ("excessive inventory can sometimes impede the rapid adoption of new technology in the trail management process," added Cole); and contractual/account management issues.
The squad is the first stage of a national training programme to groom gymnasts for World Class Performance status.
Having the performance status will be a great help when it comes to applying for funding.
By setting a uniform AYP target for every school, the current formula does not consider the influence of schools' initial performance status on their chance to meet the target, which brings the fairness of the AYP into question.

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