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Dictionary definition for: Standard

1. (n) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

2. (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"

3. (n) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

4. (s) commonly used or supplied; "standard procedure" "standard car equipment"

5. (n) a board measure = 1980 board feet

6. (a) established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"

7. (n) the value behind the money in a monetary system

8. (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)

9. (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"

10. (s) regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size" "a stock item"

11. (n) any distinctive flag

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