standard model

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Definition of standard model

: a theory in physics that describes the basic components of matter and the forces that govern their interactions

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The standard model will apparently have a 6.4-inch screen, but the Galaxy Note 10+ might ship with a 6.7-inch display. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "How to Watch the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 Event," 7 Aug. 2019 It's routed through a 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive, also like the standard model. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "The Cadillac CT5-V Is Here with 355 HP, but We're Still Waiting for the Real V Model," 30 May 2019 Monstercat’s solution is to twist the standard model of music distribution, creating a strange new form of music label that doubles as a tool for fans to discover music and a platform for artists to get their music heard. Emily Gera, The Verge, "Record labels have a new target: streamers and gamers," 26 July 2019 Toyota is finding customers are more interested in this propulsion system on its standard models, such as the Corolla and Camry sedans and RAV4 and Highlander SUVs. Bloomberg, Twin Cities, "Prius sales are falling, but hybrids are more popular than ever," 3 June 2019 The standard model is humanity's own system: The inner planets are rocky and solid, outer planets are gaseous. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Mysterious Iron Exoplanet Could Reveal the Secrets of Our Own Solar System," 5 Feb. 2019 The standard model ships in April for $18,995, while a premium version enters the fray at $20,995. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Zero's New SR/F Electric Motorcycle Charges as Fast as Your Cell Phone," 25 Feb. 2019 By using supercomputers in Warsaw, Poland, and Durham, England, the researchers calculated the luminosity function of galaxies according to the standard model of cosmology, known as the Lambda Cold Dark Matter model. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe Orbit the MIlky Way," 16 Aug. 2018 Prices start at $18,000 for the standard model, and a Collector’s Edition is also available. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "The Tarform Motorcycle is a Retro Electric Bike," 12 Oct. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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