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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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Since dentistry is also practiced in hospital settings, in 2003, the CDC released a detailed set of guidelines that included expanded standard precautions and the use of PPE in a variety of dental settings.
Safdarjang, one of the country's premier hospitals, organizes seminars and training sessions that includes lectures on use of gloves, recapping of needles, standard precautions and waste management for the health care workers.
His suspected captors failed to take many standard precautions and had spoken openly on mobile phones, leaving investigators to suspect that the US agents had cleared their intentions with senior Italian intelligence officials.
The imam's captors failed to take many standard precautions, notably speaking openly on cell phones, leaving investigators to suspect that the Americans had cleared their intentions with senior Italian intelligence officials.
The country has already taken the standard precautions, and are equipped with sufficient staff, ambulances and equipment to handle any passenger with swine flu.
There are eight appendices: medical terminology, clinical abbreviations, infectious diseases, laboratory reference values, effects of various diseases and conditions, vitamins and minerals, standard precautions, and nutrition.
It is important to note that, while the flu vaccine is largely successful in warding off the virus, standard precautions should continue to be followed.
Let's face it, between all the hospitals in Johannesburg that take foreign febrile patients, there must be about 50 a week and it could be anything from meningitis and tick bite fever to autoimmune disease--you take the standard precautions.
In hospitals, one learns how to put-on and remove protective clothing properly, how to dispose of needles after use, and other standard precautions.
It includes standard precautions to reduce the spread of infection and germs, accident prevention tips, and recommendations for training and assembling a first aid kit.
Nonetheless, in the interest of safety, first responders and law enforcement officers should take all standard precautions relating to the handling of potential explosives when responding to what--upon full investigation--may turn out to be a harmless radiosonde.

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