sterling area
noun Date: 1932 a former group of countries with currencies tied to the British pound sterling

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  • sterling area — /ˈstɜlɪŋ ɛəriə/ (say sterling airreeuh) noun an association of countries which hold their currency reserves in London and use sterling in international trade. Also, scheduled territories …   Australian English dictionary

  • sterling area — noun the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling • Syn: ↑sterling bloc, ↑scheduled territories • Hypernyms: ↑bloc, ↑axis …   Useful english dictionary

  • sterling — [ stɛrliŋ ] adj. inv. • 1656; a. fr. esterlin, sterlin; mot angl., du germ. °sterron « étoile » ♦ Livre sterling. ⇒ 2. livre (3o). ● sterling nom masculin (anglais sterling, du latin médiéval sterlingus) En Angleterre, au commencement du règne d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area — The Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Micropolitan Statistical Area located in the Sterling area of the State of Colorado. The Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area is defined as Logan County,… …   Wikipedia

  • sterling bloc — noun the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling • Syn: ↑sterling area, ↑scheduled territories • Hypernyms: ↑bloc, ↑axis * * * noun see sterling area * * * those countries having currenci …   Useful english dictionary

  • sterling — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or in British money (pound sterling). 2 (of a coin or precious metal) genuine; of standard value or purity. 3 (of a person or qualities etc.) of solid worth; genuine, reliable (sterling work). n. British money (paid in… …   Useful english dictionary

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