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'standards'

Overview of noun standard
1. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone -- (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")

2. criterion, standard -- (the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community")

3. standard -- (a board measure = 1980 board feet)

4. standard, monetary standard -- (the value behind the money in a monetary system)

5. standard -- (an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support); "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination")

6. standard, banner -- (any distinctive flag)



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