standard

I. standard stan‧dard 1 [ˈstændəd ǁ -ərd] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] a level of quality, skill, ability, or achievement by which someone or something is judged, and that is considered good enough to be acceptable:

• The airline has rigorous (= very strict ) safety standards.

standard of

• We take pride in the high standards of service offered to clients.

• Her work was not up to standard (= good enough ) .

• The Law Council sets standards for equal opportunity in the legal profession.

2. [countable] something you use to compare one thing with another:
standard by somebody's standards

• By American standards, her salary is pretty low.

3. [countable] a fixed official measure of weight, purity, value etc:

• an official government standard for the purity of silver

acˈcounting ˌstandard [countable] ACCOUNTING
an official instruction on how something must be treated and presented in accounts; = ACCOUNTING RULE
fair charges, easy access, fair terms; in Britain, a standard set by the government that advertising for investments sold to the public must meet
ˈgold ˌstandard [singular] ECONOMICS
a system in which the value of the standard unit of currency is equal to a fixed weight of gold of a particular quality. This system was used in the past by many countries and had the result of making the exchange rates between such countries fixed:

• The gold standard forced the central bank to exchange currency for gold at a fixed price.

ˈmonetary ˌstandard [countable] ECONOMICS
something on which the value of money is based, for example gold:

• At present the dollar is the global monetary standard for petroleum exchange.

ˈTrading ˌStandards [plural]
LAW in Britain, the local government department responsible for protecting the rights of consumer S, by checking that trading is fair, goods are safe etc:

• For consumer advice relating to product safety, contact your local Trading Standards Officer.

  [m0] II. standard standard 2 adjective
1. accepted as normal or usual:

• It's standard practice (= the usual way of doing things ) to employ people on a freelance basis.

• We paid them the standard rate for the job.

2. regular and usual in shape, size, quality etc:

• We make shoes in standard and wide sizes.

• All these vans are made to a standard design.

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standard UK US /ˈstændəd/ noun
[C or U] a level of quality that people expect and generally accept as normal: basic/high/low standard »

Their Customer Services is generally of a very high standard.

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Online form-completion is fast becoming the standard.

achieve/meet/set a standard »

Banks in Hong Kong and China are setting the standard for customer service in call centres.

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Customers have witnessed the standard of services decline while the profitability of the banks has escalated.

by sb's/sth's standards »

At $80,000, the house is a bargain by American standards.

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The new probe is modest by modern space technology standards.

below/up to standard »

The electrical equipment was not up to standard.

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falling/rising standards

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improve/lower/raise standards

[C] (WRITTEN ABBREVIATION std.) MEASURES an official rule, unit of measurement, or way of operating that is used in a particular area of manufacturing or services: a common/a global/an international standard »

MP3 is a recognized global standard for audio encoding and compression.

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an accountancy/industry/legal standard

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Several states were given notice that they do not meet the standard for ozone levels.

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safety standards

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a federal/government/national standard

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enforce/tighten standards

See also ACCOUNTING STANDARD(Cf. ↑accounting standard), CAT STANDARD(Cf. ↑CAT standard), THE GOLD STANDARD(Cf. ↑the gold standard), INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS(Cf. ↑International Accounting Standards), INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARD(Cf. ↑International Financial Reporting Standard), INTERNATIONAL LABOUR STANDARDS(Cf. ↑international labour standards), MONETARY STANDARD(Cf. ↑monetary standard), OPEN STANDARD(Cf. ↑open standard), TRADING STANDARDS(Cf. ↑Trading Standards)
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standard UK US /ˈstændəd/ adjective
normal or average: »

The price quoted is for the standard size.

standard practice/procedure »

The board has been careful to follow standard procedures and employment law.

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The current model comes with all these extra features as standard.

(WRITTEN ABBREVIATION std.) MEASURES following a particular set of rules or measurements, without any changes or added details: »

standard contract/letter/reply

standard format/size »

Candidates need to enter their expenditure records in a standard format on a Web-based form.

Compare NON-STANDARD(Cf. ↑non-standard)
[before noun] used by most people: »

It has become the standard text for all trainee accountants.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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