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below standard

Definition of below standard

  1. :  not good enough <His work is below standard.>



Word by Word Definitions

belowplay
  1. :  in or to a lower place

    :  on earth

    :  in or to Hades or hell

  1. :  lower in place, rank, or value than :  under

    :  down river from

    :  south of

  1. :  something that is below

  1. :  written or discussed lower on the same page or on a following page

standardplay
  1. :  a conspicuous object (as a banner) formerly carried at the top of a pole and used to mark a rallying point especially in battle or to serve as an emblem

    :  a long narrow tapering flag that is personal to an individual or corporation and bears heraldic devices

    :  the personal flag of the head of a state or of a member of a royal family

  1. :  constituting or conforming to a standard especially as established by law or custom

    :  sound and usable but not of top quality

    :  regularly and widely used, available, or supplied


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