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gold standardnoun [S]

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  • gold standard noun [S] (FINANCIAL SYSTEM)

a ​system of ​providing and ​controlling the ​exchange of ​money in a ​country, in which the ​value of ​money (​compared to ​foreignmoney) is ​fixed against that of ​gold
  • gold standard noun [S] (GOOD THING)

something that is very good and is used for ​measuring how good other ​similar things are: I ​think "Sesame Street" is still the ​goldstandard for ​preschooltelevision.
(Definition of gold standard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gold standard”
in Chinese (Simplified) 金额制度, 金本位(制)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金額制度, 金本位(制)…
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