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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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Aquino chose Roxas, who had given way for the former in the 2010 presidential race, to become the ruling party's standard-bearer in 2016.
Poe has met with Aquino thrice, the latest of which was on July 20, less than a week after the Palace dinner with presumptive LP standard-bearer Manuel Mar Roxas II and Sen.
Drilon, the LP's vice chair, said nobody has contested Roxas' status as the party's presumptive standard-bearer.
Aquilino Pimentel III said many members of the 10,000-strong party want Duterte to be its standard-bearer and are trying to convince him to throw his hat into the ring.
Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software, information and education technology industries.
MANILA -- Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas is still the Liberal Party's choice to be its standard-bearer in 2016, a ranking party official said on Tuesday.
standard-bearer in a contest for bragging rights about who made the world's fastest computers.
Debate over who the Republican standard-bearer might be, and speculation over whether that would be decided before the March 26 California primary, were relegated, for the most part, to corridor conversation.
The CODiE Awards are the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital content and education technology industries.
Rare coins have consistently outperformed the stock market over time, with the standard-bearer 12 Piece Gold Set outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average by five to one since 1970.

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