Definition of sterling area in English:

sterling area

Syllabification: ster·ling ar·e·a
A group of countries, most belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations, that formerly pegged their exchange rates to sterling or kept their reserves in sterling rather than gold or dollars. Also called sterling bloc.

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