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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.
Translations of “standard”
in Korean 보통의…
in Arabic عادي…
in Portuguese padrão, comum, usual…
in Catalan estàndard…
in Japanese 普通の, 通常の…
in Italian standard, normale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 標準的, 規範的, 通常的…
in Russian стандартный, обычный…
in Turkish normal, olağan, standart…
in Chinese (Simplified) 标准的, 规范的, 通常的…
in Polish standardowy, rutynowy…
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