the state of being held in high esteem and honor
notoriety for some particular characteristic
"his reputation for promiscuity"
the general estimation that the public has for a person
"he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report"
What somebody is known for.
the estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute
the character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case
specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name
Reputation of a social entity is an opinion about that entity, typically a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria. It is important in business, education, online communities, and many other fields. Reputation may be considered as a component of identity as defined by others. Reputation is known to be a ubiquitous, spontaneous, and highly efficient mechanism of social control in natural societies. It is a subject of study in social, management and technological sciences. Its influence ranges from competitive settings, like markets, to cooperative ones, like firms, organisations, institutions and communities. Furthermore, reputation acts on different levels of agency, individual and supra-individual. At the supra-individual level, it concerns groups, communities, collectives and abstract social entities. It affects phenomena of different scales, from everyday life to relationships between nations. Reputation is a fundamental instrument of social order, based upon distributed, spontaneous social control.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rep-ū-tā′shun, n. state of being held in repute: estimation: character in public opinion: credit: fame.—adj. Rep′ūtable, in good repute: respectable: honourable: consistent with reputation.—n. Rep′ūtableness.—adv. Rep′ūtably.—adj. Rep′ūtātive, reputed: putative.—adv. Rep′ūtātively, by repute. [Fr.,—L. reputation-em, consideration—re-putāre, to think over.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A bubble which a man bursts when he tries to blow it for himself.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A personal possession, frequently not discovered until lost.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2695
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4716
Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Nouns Frequency: #1129
The numerical value of reputation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of reputation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of reputation in a Sentence
The Khashoggi story has damaged the reputation of the kingdom and has increased political uncertainty.
I would say, over the last 20 years, because of behaviors that the industry had - I would call them outlier events, (but) it's hard to call them outlier events, when there's enough of the outlier events - damaged the industry's reputation, at least at Novartis, I think of it as the great journey of my time as CEO to try to get back to a different place from a reputation standpoint.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing.
One of the defendants said that sentencing day was the darkest day of his life, but in reality every day that Singapore keeps caning on its books is a dark day for the country’s international reputation.
That's what the town does. That is their industry, and yet in smaller, rural communities the young girls don't have any idea that this is what the town's reputation is, so they are not suspicious of the men who come from there. They think they have got a great future with this person. They think they love and it is the same story of recruitment every time.
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Translations for reputation
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- reputacióCatalan, Valencian
- Klang, Ansehen, RufGerman
- renommée, réputationFrench
- cliùScottish Gaelic
- rumore, caratura, reputazioneItalian
- 名声, 評判Japanese
- 명성, 평판, 評判, 名聲Korean
- reputatie, faam, naamDutch
- fama, reputaçãoPortuguese
- reputacija, renomeSerbo-Croatian
- şan, ün, şöhret, namTurkish
- uy tínVietnamese
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