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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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He raised the standard at Ormond Castle in Avoch, overlooking the Moray Firth, and led an army to successfully regain control of the north for King John of Scotland.
INTERMAT is the acknowledged global leader in materials cataloging and with the formation of this strategic partnership we have further raised the standard for electronic catalog content management.
With the launch of its replacement cartridge for the Epson Stylus(R) Photo printer, Dataproducts has joined the ranks of companies offering photo-realistic products, and in so doing, has raised the standard of quality for aftermarket supplies.