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English definition of “standard”

standard

noun [C] (LEVEL OF QUALITY)   /ˈstæn·dərd/
something that others of a similar type are compared to or measured by, or the expected level of quality : moral / ethical / community standards That’s not their usual standard of service . The new standard will allow data to be sent over telephone wires at higher speeds .
(Definition of standard noun (LEVEL OF QUALITY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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