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stan derd

  • n  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    the schools comply with federal standards
  • n  the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    they live by the standards of their community
  • n  a board measure = 1980 board feet
  • n  the value behind the money in a monetary system
  • n  an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
    distance was marked by standards every mile
    lamps supported on standards provided illumination
  • n  any distinctive flag
  • a  conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
    windows of standard width
    standard sizes
    the standard fixtures
    standard brands
    standard operating procedure
  • s  commonly used or supplied
    standard procedure
    standard car equipment
  • a  established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
    a standard reference work
  • a  conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
    standard English" (American)
    received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
  • s  regularly and widely used or sold
    a standard size

  • The tailpipe emission standard of California was already passed in 2002, the Pavley bill.
  • Quick lesson: standard TV appears on a standard TV screen as 480 horizontal lines.
  • The standard model provides all the fundamental principles we need.
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  • Barack Obama in IFEX
    President Barack Obama said he had failed to "meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general."
  • Eliot Spitzer in Bloomberg
    I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard that I expect of myself,Spitzer, 48, said at a Manhattan press conference.

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