What is standard?

  • (noun): A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.
    Synonyms: criterion, measure, touchstone
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on standard:

Standard Conditions For Temperature And Pressure - Standard Laboratory Conditions
... Due to the fact that many definitions of standard temperature and pressure differ in temperature significantly from standard laboratory temperatures (e.g. 25 °C), reference is often made to "standard laboratory conditions" (a term deliberately chosen to be different from the term "standard conditions for temperature and pressure", despite its semantic near ... However, what is a "standard" laboratory temperature and pressure is inevitably culture-bound, given that different parts of the world differ in climate, altitude and the ...
X3J11 - History and Outlook - C99
... In March 2000, ANSI adopted the ISO/IEC 98991999 standard ... This standard is commonly referred to as C99 ... This standard has been withdrawn by ISO/IEC in favour of C11, but is still approved by INCITS ...
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry - Sample Preparation
... The main component to the sample is an internal standard, which also serves as the diluent ... This internal standard consists primarily of deionized water, with nitric or hydrochloric acid, and Indium and/or Gallium ... Depending on the sample type, usually 5 ml of the internal standard is added to a test tube along with 10–500 microliters of sample ...
IS-IS
... The protocol was defined in ISO/IEC 105892002 as an international standard within the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference design ... Though originally an ISO standard, the IETF republished the protocol as an Internet Standard in RFC 1142 ... IS-IS has been called "the de facto standard for large service provider network backbones." ...
Valencian Subdialects
... joc 'game', but pitjor 'worse', boja 'crazy' (Standard Valencian /ˈdʒɔk/, /piˈdʒoɾ/ /ˈbɔdʒa/ Standard Catalan /ˈʒɔk/, /piˈdʒo/ and /ˈbɔʒə/) ... Use of sound instead of standard ⟨a⟩ /a/ in the third person singular of most verbs e.g ... (valencià central or apitxat), spoken in Valencia city and its area, but not used as standard by the Valencian media ...

More definitions of "standard":

  • (noun): The ideal in terms of which something can be judged.
    Synonyms: criterion
  • (noun): The value behind the money in a monetary system.
    Synonyms: monetary standard
  • (adj): Established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence.
    Example: "A standard reference work"
  • (adj): Conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers.
    Example: "Standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
    Synonyms: received
  • (noun): Any distinctive flag.
  • (adj): Regularly and widely used or sold.
    Example: "A standard size"
    Synonyms: stock
  • (adj): Conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind.
    Example: "Windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure"
  • (noun): A board measure = 1980 board feet.
  • (noun): An upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support).
    Example: "Distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
  • (adj): Commonly used or supplied.
    Example: "Standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"

Famous quotes containing the word standard:

    Society’s double behavioral standard for women and for men is, in fact, a more effective deterrent than economic discrimination because it is more insidious, less tangible. Economic disadvantages involve ascertainable amounts, but the very nature of societal value judgments makes them harder to define, their effects harder to relate.
    Anne Tucker (b. 1945)

    Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievments must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person. If we are not capable of this examination, we may yet become one of the most distinguished and monumental failures in the history of nations.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    Gentlemen, those confederate flags and our national standard are what has made this union great. In what other country could a man who fought against you be permitted to serve as judge over you, be permitted to run for reelection and bespeak your suffrage on Tuesday next at the poles.
    Laurence Stallings (1894–1968)