Stand for

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Definition

to stand for (something): to mean, to represent, to symbolize, to signify, to typify (something)
idiom
-What do the initials UFO stand for? -'Unidentified flying object'.
Each of the stars in the American flag stands for one of the States in the Union.

Examples

  • "If you look closely you'll see the initials 'XD' which stand for Xavier Delavigne – Bruno's grandfather."
  • "Here are some questions for those of you aged under 25: What do the letters 'LP' stand for?"
  • "' stand for?"
  • "GPA stands for 'Grade Point Average'."
  • "Rachid : It stands for 'District of Columbia', Moira."

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