Definition of STANDARDS

noun : STANDARDS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a board measure = 1980 board feet ;

  • 5. (

    ) an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support); "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination" ;

Adjective : STANDARDS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure" ;

  • 2. (

    ) commonly used or supplied; "standard procedure"; "standard car equipment" ;

  • 3. (

    ) established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism" ;

  • 4. (

    ) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British) ;

  • 5. (

    ) regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item" ;


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