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standard

noun archetype, basis of comparison, canon, comparison, criterion, example, exemplar, frame of reference, gauge, grade of excellence, guide, ideal, level of excellence, measure, model, norm, norma, paradigm, paragon, pattern, precedent, prototype, regula, touchstone
Associated concepts: standard established by law, standard of care, standard of conduct, standard of proof
See also: broad, bylaw, canon, code, constant, conventional, cornerstone, criterion, customary, decorum, designation, epitome, example, exemplar, familiar, general, guide, habitual, household, law, mediocre, model, mundane, norm, normal, ordinary, paradigm, paragon, pattern, popular, precedent, prevalent, principle, pro forma, prototype, rate, regular, repeated, representative, routine, rule, stare decisis, symbol, typical, uniform, usual

STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

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The DXL technique represents what Reifeldt calls "the next generation of x-ray based densitometry", and adds, "We look forward to raising the standard of diagnostic accuracy in a medical device area that has seen too little improvement over the last 10 years".
Our job is raising the standard with ethics, integrity and performance so that perceived value is realized.