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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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0 ng/mL) materials were tested for the WHO 72/ 225 (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom) standard.
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Health secretary Alan Johnson visits a clean room at the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control in Hertfordshire.
A team from National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) in Hertfordshire have started their work for developing a vaccine against the H1N1 virus.
Meager (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, South Mimms, UK) presents a collection of papers providing immunologists, cancer researchers, medicinal chemists, cell biologists, developmental biologists, and the pharmaceutical industry with the most current knowledge of the interferon (IFN) field.
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.
In 1997, a National Research Council review suggested numerous biological standards for Alaska's predator control programs.
The UK Stem Cell Bank opened in early-2004 and is hosted by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) at South Mimms, just north of London, where it also maintains storage facilities.
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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