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Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
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  1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
  2. Normal, familiar, or usual:
  3. (Linguistics) Conforming to models or norms of usage admired by educated speakers and writers:
In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
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  1. In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  2. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  3. Designating or of a style of improvised jazz associated historically with early black New Orleans musicians and typically played by a band made up of one or two cornets, a clarinet, a trombone, and a rhythm section that includes a banjo and a tuba
(Obs.) Untimely
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  1. (Obs.) Untimely
  2. Seemingly unaffected by time; ageless:
  3. Independent of time; eternal:
Still in existence; not settled or resolved:
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  1. Still in existence; not settled or resolved:
  2. Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority
  3. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
(Obs.) Excelling; surpassing
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  1. (Obs.) Excelling; surpassing
  2. (Archaic) Being so to an extreme degree.
  3. Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good for its kind:
(Printing) Set above the main line of type.
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  1. (Printing) Set above the main line of type.
  2. Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
  3. Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
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  1. Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
  2. Of the highest class, rank, or quality; very good; excellent
Having a commanding style.
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  1. Having a commanding style.
  2. Based on competent authority; reliable because coming from one who is an expert or properly qualified
  3. Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
Respected or adhered to because of age or age-old observance.
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  1. Respected or adhered to because of age or age-old observance.
  2. Honored because of great age, or long usage
  3. Honored or observed because in existence or use for a long time
Of or pertaining to an archetype.
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Constituting or representing an original type of something that others are modelled on, or derived from
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Serving as an illustration; typical.
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  1. Serving as an illustration; typical.
  2. Serving as a model.
  3. Serving as a model or example; worth imitating
Representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.
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  1. Representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.
  2. Serving as a model, pattern, or standard of excellence
  3. A systematic description of an object or phenomenon that shares important characteristics with the object or phenomenon. Scientific models can be material, visual, mathematical, or computational and are often used in the construction of scientific theories.
Thought of as perfect or as a perfect model; exactly as one would wish; of a perfect kind
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  1. Thought of as perfect or as a perfect model; exactly as one would wish; of a perfect kind
  2. Conforming to a standard of perfection or excellence; perfect or highly satisfactory:
  3. (Philosophy) Existing as an archetype or pattern, especially as a Platonic idea or perception:
Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical:
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  1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical:
Mass produced in indefinite quantities over an indefinite period of time. Used of postage stamps.
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  1. Mass produced in indefinite quantities over an indefinite period of time. Used of postage stamps.
  2. Serving to define or identify as distinct from others:
  3. Designating or of a postage stamp for regular use, issued for an unlimited period
Conforming with what usually happens:
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  1. Conforming with what usually happens:
  2. Of the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type; emblematic.
  3. Having or showing the characteristics, qualities, etc. of a kind, class, or group so fully as to be a representative example
Seemingly not growing older
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  1. Seemingly not growing older
  2. Existing forever; eternal:
  3. Seeming never to grow old or to show the effects of time:
Lasting; continuing; durable:
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  1. Lasting; continuing; durable:
  2. Long-suffering; patient.
  3. Lasting; permanent; durable
Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
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  1. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
  2. Representative of or dating from a particular period of the past
  3. Of or produced in a particular vintage
(Music) In the form of a canon.
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  1. (Music) In the form of a canon.
  2. (Mathematics) Distinguished among entities of its kind, so that it can be picked out in a way that does not depend on any arbitrary choices.
  3. Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner.
Lasting a long time; enduring
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  1. Lasting a long time; enduring
  2. Never to be forgotten; everlasting:
  3. (Biology) Capable of indefinite growth or division. Used of cells in culture.
Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
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  1. Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
  2. Worthy of note; deserving notice; outstanding; remarkable; notable
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  1. (Mathematics) Specified, noted.
  2. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
  3. Dignified in conduct or appearance:
Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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  1. Highest in rank, power, or authority:
  2. Ranking higher than any other, as in power or importance; chief; supreme
Of the highest rank
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  1. Of the highest rank
  2. Prominent or outstanding
  3. (In combination) having a specified rank
(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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  1. (Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
  2. Widely known; familiar or famous:
  3. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of well-known.
  1. Masterpiece
  2. A piece done to prove possession of skill sufficient to be ranked a master.
  3. A piece of quality, indicative of having been made by a master; a masterpiece.
One that is typical or representative; an example:
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  1. One that is typical or representative; an example:
  2. A typical specimen or example
  3. A representative example of a type of object or thing. In criminal law, a physical sample, such as a fingerprint or hair, taken from the defendant for evidentiary purposes. A representative example of a type of object or thing. In criminal law, a physical sample, such as a fingerprint or hair, taken from the defendant for evidentiary purposes.
The set proportion by weight of gold or silver to alloy metal prescribed for use in coinage.
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  1. The set proportion by weight of gold or silver to alloy metal prescribed for use in coinage.
  2. The type, model, or example commonly or generally accepted or adhered to; criterion set for usages or practices
  3. A degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment:
Of or pertaining to an archetype.
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In the way of an archetype, in the way of an idealized model or most representative.
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  1. In the way of an archetype, in the way of an idealized model or most representative.
Relating to or consisting of studies in the humanities and general sciences:
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  1. Relating to or consisting of studies in the humanities and general sciences:
  2. Of, characteristic of, or like a style of music marked by an emphasis on formal composition, as in instrumental works in the sonata form, by precise standards of performance appropriate to a symphony orchestra, and by a sense of balance, order, clarity, etc.
  3. Standard and traditional:
Representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.
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  1. Representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.
  2. A systematic description of an object or phenomenon that shares important characteristics with the object or phenomenon. Scientific models can be material, visual, mathematical, or computational and are often used in the construction of scientific theories.
  3. Serving as a model, pattern, or standard of excellence
Of or relating to a paradigm.
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  1. Of or relating to a paradigm.
  2. (Linguistics) Of or relating to the set of substitutional or oppositional relationships a linguistic unit has with other units, such as the relationship between (n) in not and other sounds that could be substituted for it in the same context, like (t) and (p). Together with the set of syntagmatic relations, paradigmatic relations describe the identity of a linguistic unit in a given language.
Of or pertaining to a prototype
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Constituting or representing an original type of something that others are modelled on, or derived from
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Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical:
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  1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical:
Composed of persons duly authorized, as by election, to act and speak for others
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  1. Composed of persons duly authorized, as by election, to act and speak for others
  2. Acting or speaking, esp. by due authority, in the place or on behalf of another or others; esp., serving as a delegate in a legislative assembly
  3. Being an example or type of a certain class or kind of thing; typical
Relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
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  1. Relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
  2. Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category:
  3. Of or belonging to a type or representative example; characteristic
  1. Classic
  2. Standard and traditional:
  3. Versed in the classics:
Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
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  1. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
  2. Of or produced in a particular vintage
  3. Of or relating to a vintage.
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