Definition of STANDARD

something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared <the animation in that movie set the standard against which all later animated cartoons were judged>
a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling <a ship flying the queen's standard>
Synonyms banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard, streamer
what is typical of a group, class, or series <somewhat shorter than the standard for boys that age>
Synonyms norm, normal, par, standard
standards pl  the code of good conduct for an individual or group <a life guided by high standards>

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