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standard

adjective
 
 
/ˈstændəd/
normal or average: The price quoted is for the standard size.standard practice/procedure The board has been careful to follow standard procedures and employment law. The current model comes with all these extra features as standard.
( written abbreviation std.) MEASURES following a particular set of rules or measurements, without any changes or added details: standard contract/letter/replystandard format/size Candidates need to enter their expenditure records in a standard format on a Web-based form. → Compare non-standard
[before noun] used by most people: It has become the standard text for all trainee accountants.
(Definition of standard adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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