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Another word for standard

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Noun
  1. Fabric used especially as a symbol

      1. A long narrow flag, banner, or pennant.
      2. A long narrow strip of material used for ornament or decoration.
      3. A fishing fly that imitates a baitfish.
      1. A long narrow banner or streamer borne upon a lance.
      2. A pennant, banner, or flag.
      3. A pinion; a wing.
      1. A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
      2. A flag or an emblem similar in shape to a ship's pennant.
      3. A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
      1. An inspiring standard or symbol.
      2. The red or orange-red flag of the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
      1. A man; a fellow.
      2. One who does odd or heavy jobs; a laborer.
      3. One who works in a specified manual trade. Often used in combination:
      1. A piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard, signal, or emblem.
      2. National or other allegiance, as symbolized by a flag:
      3. A ship carrying the flag of an admiral; a flagship.
      1. A national flag displayed on ships and aircraft, often with the special insignia of a branch or unit of the armed forces.
      2. A standard or banner, as of a military unit.
      3. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is below lieutenant junior grade.
      1. The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects, and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
      2. The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity.
      3. A gradation or variation of this aspect, especially when other than black, white, or gray; a hue:
      1. A piece of cloth attached to a staff and used as a standard by a monarch, military commander, or knight.
      2. The flag of a nation, state, or army.
      3. A piece of cloth bearing a motto or legend, as of a club.
      1. A narrow forked flag or streamer attached to a staff or lance or flown from a ship's masthead.
      2. A representation of a ribbon or scroll bearing an inscription.
    See also:

    substitute

  2. A means by which individuals are compared and judged

      1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
      2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
      1. A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
      2. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others:
      1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
      3. A basis for evaluation or judgment:
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
      1. A standard by which something can be measured or judged:
      2. 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.
      3. To measure (a rival's product) according to specified standards in order to compare it with and improve one's own product.
    See also:

    usual

  3. One that is worthy of imitation or duplication

      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
      2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories:
      3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
      1. A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
      2. A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made:
      3. Such a work or construction used in testing or perfecting a final product:
      1. A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it.
      2. Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
      3. Something worthy of imitation.
      1. A conception of something in its absolute perfection:
      2. One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence:
      3. An ultimate or worthy object of endeavor; a goal:
      1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
      2. One that is typical or representative; an example:
      3. A copy, as of a book.
      1. One that is representative of a group as a whole:
      2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
      3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      1. The concept of perfect beauty.
      2. An idealized type or model:
    See also:

    good

Adjective
  1. Having or arising from authority

    See also:

    true

  2. Being of no special quality or type

Another word for standard

Modifier
Noun
  1. Flag

      1. The perception of the different wavelengths of light. It is possible to create almost all visible colors using two systems of primary colors. Transmitted colors use red, green and blue (RGB), and reflected colors use cyan (light blue), magenta (purplish-red), yellow and black (CMYK). Color displays use RGB (colors are added to create white) and color printing uses CMYK (colors are subtracted to create white).
      1. A piece of cloth attached to a staff and used as a standard by a monarch, military commander, or knight.
      2. The flag of a nation, state, or army.
      3. A piece of cloth bearing a motto or legend, as of a club.
      1. A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
      2. A flag or an emblem similar in shape to a ship's pennant.
      3. A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
    See also:

    flag

  2. Emblem

      1. A badge of office, rank, membership, or nationality; an emblem.
      2. A distinguishing sign.
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible:
      2. An instance that typifies a broader pattern or situation:
      3. A printed or written sign used to represent an operation, element, quantity, quality, or relation, as in mathematics or music.
    See also:

    emblem

  3. Measure

      1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
      3. A basis for evaluation or judgment:
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. One that is representative of a group as a whole:
      2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
      3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
      2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
  4. Model

      1. A pattern that is regarded as typical of something:
      2. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort:
      3. A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
      1. One that is representative of a group as a whole:
      2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
      3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      1. A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class:
      2. A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
      3. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:

Synonym Study

  • 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