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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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Although Standard Operating Procedure is well sourced, the research itself is not well documented.
As reported in Standard Operating Procedure, there is a context to the seemingly inexplicable photo of PVT England.
As Standard Operating Procedure makes clear throughout that incidents such as this happened at Abu Ghraib every day.
28) This was apparently standard operating procedure, and widely known among the chain of command, at least according to the Soldiers at Abu Ghraib.
This is not to say that Standard Operating Procedure is a defense of the Soldiers in the photographs.
Finally, there was no standard operating procedure for detention operations at Abu Ghraib.
42) To make matters worse, there were no standard operating procedures for the military police responsible for handling the detainees.
Anticipates bottlenecks and sources of failure, and proactively invokes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that maintain normal operation without DBA intervention (or alerts DBAs to take appropriate action).
Lead by newly hired Chief Operating Officer, Eric Leonetti, policies and standard operating procedures are being implemented that will allow Trophy Resources, Inc.
Alan Schlagenhaft, Director of Operations -- Schlagenhaft joins New Age to lead and develop company operations including standard operating procedures and processes.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), with their own particular industry jargon, become easier to understand.

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