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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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On the left, Cardenas will once again be the standard-bearer, and he may lead his party to important victories in local, state, and congressional elections.
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Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software, information and education technology industries.
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.

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