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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 standard uncertainty in the transducer response R due to the uncertainties in the forces applied by the NIST deadweight force standards is given by Eq.
In a major joint effort to address concerns about classroom assessment and delineate teacher assessment literacy, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the National Education Association developed seven Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students (AFT, NCME, & NEA, 1990).
Presently, there are two sets of accounting standards that are accepted for international use--the U.S.
In the case of military standards, the primary source is found in DoD 4120.24-M, the Defense Standardization Program (DSP) Policies and Procedures.
Representatives of the RIM sector reviewed the standard in light of various other relevant international and national standards to determine if it should be adopted as a Jamaican standard intact or if it needed to be adapted to reflect local conditions.
In 2005, the computer industry will see a new generation of PC platforms that takes advantage of the high-performance, scalable PCI Express standard. To address this new technology, PCMCIA developed a new standard for hot swappable systems and modules that dramatically improves the I/O performance of both desktop and notebook computers by supporting both the PCI Express and Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 standard.
Other providers offer standards-based searching only for limited content sets, with static alignment to standards. ProQuest is the first aggregated database provider to offer the service with dynamic searching across content and every current state and national learning standard.
As assessment director for Alaska, Anderegg recently helped guide the state as it scrapped its old science standards and adopted the national standards.
Based on financial reporting standards activities over the past year, the group emphasized the importance of regulatory, corporate, and public understanding of their earlier statement that "the move toward market value in financial reporting is in the best interest of the public, investors, government, and business decision makers."
"In an era of vast expansion of international trade, it is critical that the Consumer Product Safety Commission work closely with other nations and governing bodies to cooperate on key product safety standards and regulations.
9 requires the CPA to have a system of quality control and describes an adequate system of quality control as: "a process to provide the member with reasonable assurance that the firm (public practice) or employer's (nonpublic practice) personnel comply with applicable professional standards."
* A technical Specification, currently version 2.1, that defines how to use XML standards from the World Wide Web Consortium (5) to create agreed-upon business reporting languages (taxonomies) and how to express business data using those languages (instance documents); in other words, XML optimized for business reporting.