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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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A "SUPER" head teacher at two Birmingham schools has been given top marks after being singled-out to help raise the standards of education in classrooms across the city.
To win a recognised industry award such as this is very important to ADIB as it validates the work we do to raise the standards of Islamic finance," ADIB CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud said.
The welsh Rugby Union will not compromise its drive to raise the standards in the Principality Premiership.
CAPMT, under the leadership of President Darlene Vlasek, carries out its mission to raise the standards of music education and promote the art of music throughout the state through its active involvement in state, as well as MTNA national, programs.
Singer does not much care for the term utilitarianism, but it is the best shorthand for his value system, whose fine points cannot be fit into this space; broadly, he wants to raise the standards at which the human race lives as a whole to the highest aggregate level, which entails focusing upon the disadvantages of the developing world, and thinks our obligations to all members of genus Homo have about the same standing as obligations to our nation, to our ethnic group, and even our own children.
of Wisconsin, he discerned the need to raise the standards of training room supplies when he stated his own company a few years later.