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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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In 1997, a National Research Council review suggested numerous biological standards for Alaska's predator control programs.
Steven English of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control warned that no vaccine could be prepared until the pandemic began.
Funded by the Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the bank will be run by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls and will hold stem cell lines derived originally from embryonic, fetal, and adult tissues.
6m bank, the first of its kind in the world, is housed at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Embrex research staff provided data to produce acceptable biological standards for the system.
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Leonard Freedman of the Global Biological Standards Institute in Washington, D.
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) today launched #authenticate, a multi-faceted campaign designed to raise awareness in the life science community about the powerful role cell authentication can play in improving research reproducibility and fidelity.
meningitidis strains received in the Spanish Reference Laboratory for Neisseria are routinely sero-typed by whole-cell ELISA (5) with a set of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) provided by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (South Mimms, UK) that includes the following serotypes: 1 (MN3C6B), 2a (5D4-5), 2b (MN2C3B), 4 (5DC4-C8G8), 14 (MN5C8C), 15 (8B5-5G9), and 21 (6B11F2B5).
Forsey worked for Pharmacia, Amgen, the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control and the University of London.
Dr Jim Robertson of the National Institute for Biological Standards added: "`There's a better chance of winning the Lottery than catching bird flu in the UK today.
The papers of this proceedings were delivered at an eponymous conference held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in June 2003 and organized by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research, the International Association for Biologicals, and the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.

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