Definitions for standardˈstæn dərd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison.
an object regarded as the most common size or form of its kind.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a rule or principle that is used as a basis for judgment.
an average or normal quality, quantity, or level:
The work isn't up to his usual standard.
standards, the morals, ethics, customs, etc., regarded generally or by an individual as acceptable.
the authorized exemplar of a unit of weight or measure.
a certain commodity in or by which a basic monetary unit is stated:
the legally established content of full-weight coins.
the prescribed degree of fineness for gold or silver.
Brit. a class or grade in elementary schools.
Category: British, Education
a musical piece of sufficiently enduring popularity to be made part of a permanent repertoire, esp. a popular song.
Category: Music and Dance
a flag indicating the presence of a sovereign or public official.
a flag or emblematic figure used as a rallying point for an army, fleet, etc.
any of various military or naval flags. the colors of a mounted military unit.
a long, narrow, tapering flag bearing heraldic devices and personal to an individual or group.
something that stands or is placed upright.
an upright support.
a long candlestick or candelabrum used in a church.
a plant trained or grafted to have a single, erect, treelike stem.
a distinct petal, larger than the rest, of certain flowers; a vexillum.
(adj.)serving as a basis of weight, measure, value, comparison, or judgment.
of recognized excellence or established authority:
a standard reference book.
usual or customary.
manual; not electric or automatic:
conforming in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc., to the usage of most educated native speakers and widely considered acceptable or correct.
Ref: Compare nonstandard (def. 2). 2
officially approved; authorized.
(of meat, esp. beef or veal) of or designating a grade immediately below select or good.
Origin of standard:
1125–75; ME < OF, prob. < Frankish *standord (cf. G Standort standing-point), conformed to -ard -ard
standard, criterion, measure, touchstone(noun)
a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
"the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
"they live by the standards of their community"
a board measure = 1980 board feet
standard, monetary standard(noun)
the value behind the money in a monetary system
an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
"distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
any distinctive flag
conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
"windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure"
commonly used or supplied
"standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"
established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
"a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
"standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
regularly and widely used or sold
"a standard size"; "a stock item"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
normal or usual
standard pronunciation; the standard height to hang a wall mirror
the level of quality that is normal or acceptable
The standard of the entries this year has been very high.; attempts to raise educational standards; The air quality is below standard.; a company that sets the standard for the industry
A level of quality or attainment.
Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations.
An object supported in an upright position.
A musical work of established popularity.
The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.
A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.
A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.
One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.
A manual transmission vehicle.
Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.
Growing on an erect stem of full height.
Having recognized excellence or authority.
Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.
Having a manual transmission.
As normally supplied (not optional).
a flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign
that which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard
that which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test
the proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority
a tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis
the upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla
an upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing
an inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally
the sheth of a plow
a large drinking cup
being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver
hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors
not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees
not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree
A technical standard is an established norm or requirement in regard to technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes and practices. In contrast, a custom, convention, company product, corporate standard, etc. that becomes generally accepted and dominant is often called a de facto standard. A technical standard can also be a controlled artifact or similar formal means used for calibration. Reference Standards and certified reference materials have an assigned value by direct comparison with a reference base. A primary standard is usually under the jurisdiction of a national standards body. Secondary, tertiary, check standards and standard materials may be used for reference in a metrology system. A key requirement in this case is traceability, an unbroken paper trail of calibrations back to the primary standard. A technical standard may be developed privately or unilaterally, for example by a corporation, regulatory body, military, etc. Standards can also be developed by groups such as trade unions, and trade associations. Standards organizations often have more diverse input and usually develop voluntary standards: these might become mandatory if adopted by a government, business contract, etc.
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Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1436
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1985
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Nouns Frequency: #263
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Adjectives Frequency: #170
Translations for standard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something used as a basis of measurement
The kilogram is the international standard of weight.
- padrãoPortuguese (BR)
- die NormGerman
- standard; målestokDanish
- मानक, मानदण्डHindi
- standard, normaCroatian
- unità, misuraItalian
- matas, standartasLithuanian
- standarts; normaLatvian
- norm, standard, målestokkNorwegian
- wzorzec, standardPolish
- likare, standardmåttSwedish
- standart,ölçü birimiTurkish
- 標準Chinese (Trad.)
- стандарт; еталонUkrainian
- 标准Chinese (Simp.)
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