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standard

noun uk   /ˈstæn.dəd/ us    /-dɚd/

standard noun (QUALITY)

B2 [C or U] a level of quality: This essay is not of an acceptable standard - do it again. This piece of work is below standard/is not up to standard. We have very high safety standards in this laboratory. Not everyone judges success by the same standards - some people think happiness is more important than money. Her technique became a standard against which all future methods were compared. C2 [C usually plural] a moral rule that should be obeyed: Most people agree that there are standards (of behaviour) that need to be upheld.

standard noun (USUAL)

[C usually singular] a pattern or model that is generally accepted: This program is an industry standard for computers. [C] a song or other piece of music that has been popular and often played over a long period of time

standard noun (CAR)

[C] US a car with gears that are changed by hand

standard noun (FLAG)

[C] a flag, especially a long, narrow one ending with two long points: the royal standard

standard

adjective uk   /ˈstæn.dəd/ us    /-dɚd/
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