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stand·ard

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pronunciation:
staen drd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is considered to be a model for measurement or comparison or serve as an accepted authority.
synonyms:
bench mark, canon, criterion, ideal, model, norm, yardstick
similar words:
classic, example, lead, mark, pattern, precedent, touchstone, type
definition 2: whatever level or degree is normal or routine.
The performance was below their usual standard.
synonyms:
norm, par
similar words:
average, normal
definition 3: a commodity that serves as the basis of the value of a currency.
the gold standard
definition 4: a flag, banner, or ensign, esp. that of a nation or ruler.
synonyms:
banner, ensign, flag
definition 5: (pl.) criteria for moral or ethical conduct according to some accepted authority or system of values.
synonyms:
ideals, principles
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving as a model for measurement or comparison or as an accepted authority.
synonyms:
normative, prototypic
similar words:
accepted, classic, exemplary, ideal, model, prescriptive, regular, representative
definition 2: of widely accepted authority and excellence.
standard school textbooks
synonyms:
accepted, authoritative, canonical
similar words:
approved, classic, definitive, official, orthodox, prescribed, prevailing, reputable, widespread
definition 3: normal; routine; usual.
synonyms:
conventional, normal, ordinary, regular, routine, usual
antonyms:
innovative, novel
similar words:
accepted, accustomed, basic, characteristic, common, commonplace, customary, de rigueur, everyday, familiar, habitual, orthodox, prevalent, quotidian, regulation, set, stock, typical
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