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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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Misused of standard error of the mean (SEM) when reporting variability of a sample.
SD[square root of (n)] (because the groups are independent and each has the same standard error of the mean, SD[square root of (n)]).
The standard error of the mean for the pretest academic responsibility data was SE = .
the exact formula for computation) of the standard error of the mean imputed score is practically unobtainable.
Means (%), standard error of the mean (%), and multiple comparison tests between means for wood volume loss, wood in bark, and bark remaining on log.
2a (1) Mean [+ or -] standard error of the mean for tree shelters treatments for a species in a column followed by a different letter are statistically different at the P [less than or equal to] 0.
The standard deviation of the sampling distribution of the means is called the standard error of the mean so that it is not easily mixed up with the population standard deviation.
A large sample with a small standard error of the mean is desirable.

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