Pronunciation: (stand'out"), [key]
1. something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
2. someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.
outstanding; superior. Also,stand'-out".
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