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Noun: standard  stan-du(r)d
  1. A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    "the schools comply with federal standards";
    - criterion, measure, touchstone
     
  2. The ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    "they live by the standards of their community";
    - criterion
     
  3. A board measure = 1980 board feet
     
  4. The value behind the money in a monetary system
    - monetary standard
     
  5. An upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
    "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
     
  6. Any distinctive flag
    - banner
Adjective: standard  stan-du(r)d
  1. 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"
     
  2. Commonly used or supplied
    "standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"
     
  3. Established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
    "a standard reference work"
     
  4. (linguistics) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
    "standard English"; "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English";
    - received
     
  5. Regularly and widely used or sold
    "a standard size";
    - stock

Derived forms: standards

See also: acceptable, amount, authoritative, basic, canonic, canonical, casebook, classic, classical, common, criterial, criterional, definitive, measure, modular, normal, orthodox, quantity, regular, regulation, standardised [Brit], standardized, stock, textbook

Type of: capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, flag, ideal, metric, post, system of measurement, value, volume unit

Antonym: nonstandard

Encyclopedia: Standard, Indiana