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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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Education has never been more important and, working with the teaching profession, we will continue our national mission to raise standards.
However, these results show that the Government needs a clear plan to raise standards in all schools in England.
It said: "Senior leaders are making concerted efforts to put in place initiatives to raise standards and improve students' achievement.
This would offer a real incentive for staff to join what is traditionally a rather poorly paid sector, could meet individual and group learning objectives, would harmonise working practices and raise standards, develop IT skills, save time and maximise the training spend.
The 15-year-old article, entitled "United States of Europe," noted that the peoples of Europe were being told that membership in the European Community (soon to become the European Union) would "help stimulate growth and employment, reduce consumer prices, and raise standards of living throughout Europe.
It was funded by Domex, an organization committed to developing the use of the Internet and other digital resources in order to raise standards in education.
Everybody's keen to raise standards but it isn't just about raising attainment in SATS, it's about all round achievement, and in Liverpool we have been concentrating on that for a long time.
1 billion--world real gross domestic output increased twenty to forty times, so that the world could not only sustain a fourfold population increase but raise standards of living substantially.
NEW IDEA: Entrants must show they have brought new ideas and approaches to teaching and learning to raise standards.
In her first official visit since being promoted, she said they should prepare for the drive to raise standards in secondary schools by attending training sessions after school and at weekends.