Definitions for standard english
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the English language in its most widely accepted form, as written and spoken by educated people in both formal and informal contexts, having universal currency while incorporating regional differences.
Origin of Standard English:
The English language as it is spoken and written by educated native users.
Standard English refers to whatever form of the English language is accepted as a national norm in an Anglophone country. It encompasses grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. In the British Isles, particularly in England and Wales, it is often associated with: the "Received Pronunciation" accent and UKSE, which refers to grammar and vocabulary. In Scotland the standard is Scottish Standard English. In the United States it is generally associated with the General American accent and in Australia with General Australian. Unlike the case of other standard languages, however, there is no official or central regulating body defining Standard English.
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