(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 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.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
refers to a test or criterion for measuring genuineness or value time is the only true yardstick of a book's merit
literally applies to a standard of measurement a wire gauge, but figuratively it is equivalent to
sales are an accurate gauge of a book's popularity
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
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
Find another word for standard. In this page you can discover 131 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for standard, like: common, made to a standard, model, type, conventional, emblematic, sanctioned, classic, ethics, calibrate and de rigueur.
The standard day is longer than ours, about thirty hours instead of twenty-four, with that divided evenly between day and night.
Gabriel understood why the old standard was gone.
A large brass vessel used as a standard measure for the lead ore, and dating from the time of Henry VIII., is preserved.
The access to information that mobile phones are bringing virtually everywhere on the planet is helping people raise their standard of living and will do so even more dramatically in the years to come.
And it occurs to no one that to admit a greatness not commensurable with the standard of right and wrong is merely to admit one's own nothingness and immeasurable meanness.