Part of speech:
(Eccles.) The office or service suitable for any of a class of festivals
One serving as an example to be imitated or compared:
The definition of a type means people, places or things that share traits which allow them to belong to the same group.
Depending on or conforming to formal or accepted standards or rules rather than nature; not natural, original, or spontaneous
Required by fashion; fashionable
(Informal) A superior or unusual example of its kind:
To adjust (a display setting) so that recorded images are accurately reproduced:
(Ecclesiastical) Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules:
Regularly or customarily used:
(Nautical) A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
The flag of a nation, state, or army.
(Plural only) Gang insignia.
An instance that typifies a broader pattern or situation:
Impression or appearance made:
The definition of criterion is the standard by which something is judged or assessed.
A graduated stick or rod one yard in length, used in measuring
A problem or exercise used to illustrate a principle or method.
(Cricket) (sometimes test) a Test match
A model or original used for imitation or as an archetype.
Norm is defined as something that is considered "normal" and refers to something that is the usual, customary or accepted standard.
Having received approval.
The definition of official is authorized, or is someone who holds a position of authority.
(Nautical, often used attributively) A signal flag.
(Historical) A picture with a motto or verses, allegorically suggesting some moral truth, etc.
Ethical is defined as moral or conforming to standards of conduct.
Serving as a model or example; worth imitating
Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional:
Worthy of the name; true:
Notable; distinguished; honored.
Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category:
Consistent in action, intention, effect, etc.
(Mathematics) The arithmetic mean.
The definition of a barometer is a device that measures the pressure of the atmosphere as an aid to predicting weather.
The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
The concept of perfect beauty.
A surveyor's mark made on a stationary object of previously determined position and elevation and used as a reference point, as in geologic surveys or tidal observations.
A gradation that shows a position or value, as on a measuring instrument.
A device used to adjust or control
(U.S. Navy) A commissioned officer of the lowest rank, ranking just below a lieutenant junior grade
A measure of the fineness of a knitted or crocheted fabric
A banner suspended from a crosspiece, especially as a standard in an ecclesiastical procession or as the ensign of a medieval Italian republic.
The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.
A standard or principle by which to make a judgment or determine a policy or course of action
An ecclesiastical banner, especially one carried in processions.
A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of reference.
A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
A method, a course of action, or an instrument by which an act can be accomplished or an end achieved.
Extent, quality, or size as determined by measuring; dimension
(Statistics) The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set of values, such that the variable is equally likely to fall above or below it; the middle value of a discrete series arranged in magnitude (the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms). [from 19th c.]
An amount or level considered to be average; a standard:
A center of attraction
An essential element, constituent, or quality, esp. one that produces a specific effect
Something needed; necessity; need
An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
The definition of a signal is a message or means of communicating a message.
An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others:
Any fixed quantity, amount, distance, measure, etc. used as a standard
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To cause to conform to a standard.
Distinct among others of a kind:
The definition of unusual is something rare or out of the ordinary.
Not typical, usual, or regular; not normal; deviant.
Not conforming to established rule, method, usage, standard, etc.; out of the ordinary; anomalous
Differing from all others; unusual:
A monetary standard solely in terms of gold, in which the basic currency unit is made equal to and redeemable by a specified quantity of gold
A monetary standard under which a specified quantity of silver constitutes the basic unit of currency.
A narrow forked flag or streamer attached to a staff or lance or flown from a ship's masthead.
An outward and often deceptive appearance:
Any symbol of courage or devotion
A long, narrow, triangular or swallow-tailed flag borne on a lance as an ensign, as formerly by knights and lancers
A fishing fly that imitates a baitfish.
A goal or principle, esp. one of a noble character
The definition of a mirror is a surface that reflects, or anything that gives a true image of a person or thing.
The definition of authoritative is someone or something having power, influence or the right to control and make decisions.
Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
Consisting of, or made or expressed according to, a formula or formulas
Of, suitable to, or used in a garden:
Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
Kept regularly in stock:
Not separated from others into categories.
Not subject to exceptions; absolute.
(Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
Generally accepted as correct or true
the value behind the money in a monetary system
(Linguistics) Not conforming to the language as used by the majority of its speakers.
- Yardstick refers to a test or criterion for measuring genuineness or value time is the only true yardstick of a book's merit
- Gauge literally applies to a standard of measurement a wire gauge, but figuratively it is equivalent to criterion sales are an accurate gauge of a book's popularity
- Criterion applies to a test or rule for measuring the excellence, fitness, or correctness of something, especially of an abstraction mere memory is no accurate criterion of intelligence
- Standard applies to some measure, principle, model, etc. with which things of the same class are compared in order to determine their quantity, value, quality, etc. standard of purity for drugs
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