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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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Standard features: Five-point toggle, swiveling barrel, Unilog B2 or B4 control.
Standard features: Tiebars withdraw from fixed platen during mold opening to facilitate extraction of large parts and mounting large molds.
It also must increase members' understanding of the international standard-setting process, the body of international auditing standards and implementation issues.
Over the past several years the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other events have dramatically affected the setting of auditing standards and the focus of the audit process.
When they are in agreement, they'll go to the SEC, other national regulators and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and say, "Everyone wants one principles-based standard.
What would happen, he says, if, for example, you've got a situation and you are trying to work out what the answer is, you would do a search to see what you thought the standard said.
One of the major contributors to the increased bulk was identified as the overuse of military standards and specifications, and the solution was to "tailor" requirements to eliminate unneeded requirements and thereby decrease procurement costs.
And despite the varied usage views presented in the introduction, there are only two classes of standards and specifications to be considered: those that may be used with no restrictions and those documents requiring waiver.
is a global standard widely accepted by both the archives and records management professions.
Consequently, the standard provides a framework for assessing and auditing records programs that can be applied to any organization globally.
The result of the decision is that IFRS 4--the latest version of the standard as it relates to insurance contracts, unveiled in March 2004 by the IASB, will be implemented in two phases, giving the board time to work out some unresolved issues related to insurance contracts.
In its survey and accreditation exercise, the Joint commission measures compliance with standards designed to promote professional and organizational performance that are dependable from the viewpoint of patients and their family members.

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