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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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Standardly equipped with core-cooled ballscrews and scale feedback, the F8 and F9 offer a rare blend of precision, speed, capacity, and flexibility to meet and exceed customer demands.
What Taylor is emphasizing is that one predominant fact about self is that it is not like an object in the way we standardly understand the term.
Second, in many instances the diagnostic accuracy of a single test or biomarker will not be as high as that found in our example, and a multivariable study would still be required to quantify the added value of the biomarker beyond information that is standardly available (6, 36).
This principle is standardly defended by appealing to the fact that it enjoys empirical support from numerous confirming cases (and no disconfirming cases) in physics.
The resolution of processed image for the use in police-court (forensic) applications is set to be standardly 500 dpi (e.
In fact it later transpired that only one of the interviews had been recorded contemporaneously, all the others had been 'made up' (this is the expression the police officers standardly used for this process) afterwards from trigger notes and/or from memory.
Even so, the two standardly accepted historians of the time, Tacitus and Suetonius, mention Jesus.
110, for example, it has turned into a "global equal-opportunity principle"--the opportunity in question being "the possibility of enjoying the political and economic conditions that rich countries standardly seek.
These accounts were to take the approach to human mindedness beyond standardly "immaterialist" and "materialist" alternatives of the early modern era.
Anti-poverty measures are not standardly thought to fall under the category of 'freedom of speech.
Plus, all VeriSign products standardly include Seal-in-Search and Malware Scanner, resulting in a highly potent product that is incomparable to other SSL options.
Today it is standardly read nao, a syllable that may have originated as a contraction and has no equivalent medieval syllable or graph.