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standard

noun (QUALITY)    /ˈstæn.dəd/ US  /-dɚd/
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.Quality and standard 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.Morality and rules of behaviour
(Definition of standard noun (QUALITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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