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absolute free of any external standard; not relative. [2/7 definitions]
absolute pitch the exact pitch of a single musical tone as determined by its rate of vibrations as measured on a standard scale. [1/2 definitions]
absolutist characterized by ideas, or a belief in ideas, whose truth is unconditional and not subject to any external standard. [1/3 definitions]
age of consent the age at which a person, usu. female, is legally considered to be competent to consent to sexual relations, used as a standard in determining whether statutory rape has occurred.
Alaska Standard Time the standard time used in most of Alaska, nine hours behind Greenwich time.
alphabet the letters of a written language, esp. if in the standard or customary order. [1/2 definitions]
alphabetical pertaining to or arranged according to the standard order of an alphabet. [1/2 definitions]
alphabetize to arrange according to the standard order of an alphabet.
American Revised Version see American Standard Version.
anomalous differing from the norm, standard, or common type or rule; abnormal. [1/2 definitions]
ASCII abbreviation of "American Standard Code for Information Interchange," originally, a standard code using numbers to represent characters used in writing English, allowing textual data to be transferred between computers. ASCII has been expanded to allow character sets from other languages to be similarly encoded.
Atlantic Standard Time the standard time used in the western Atlantic and the easternmost parts of Canada, four hours behind Greenwich time.
azimuth in gunnery or surveying, the angle of sideways divergence from a standard path or direction, as of a bomb or shell. [1/2 definitions]
bank rate the standard rate of discount that is established by a central bank or banks.
basis a particular system, mode of operation, standard, or guiding principle that underlies the way something else is established, decided on, or managed. [1/3 definitions]
benchmark a point of reference for judging value, quality, change, or the like; standard to which others can be compared. [1/2 definitions]
bimetallic pertaining to the use of gold and silver as a monetary standard. [1/2 definitions]
bimetallism the use of two metals, usu. gold and silver, at fixed values in relation to each other, as the monetary standard of currency and value. [2 definitions]
boxing gloves a heavily padded set of leather gloves of standard weight and design used in boxing.
breadth a piece of something having a standard or full width. [1/3 definitions]
broad gauge a railroad track with a distance between the rails that is greater than the standard width of 56.5 inches or 143.5 centimeters. (Cf. narrow gauge, standard gauge.)