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1The system, abandoned in the Depression of the 1930s, by which the value of a currency was defined in terms of gold, for which the currency could be exchanged.
- ‘National currencies based on the gold standard were thought to be uniform, leading toward a global monetary standard.’
- ‘The classic gold standard was a monetary regime constructed to preserve financial and economic stability.’
- ‘Research in recent years has greatly revised our understanding of the origins of the classical gold standard.’
- ‘An international financial system based on the gold standard emerged during the nineteenth century.’
- ‘The British thereby laid the basis for what was to become the world monetary system based on the gold standard and bank notes.’
- 1.1 A thing of superior quality which serves as a point of reference against which other things of its type may be compared:‘breast milk provides the gold standard by which infant feeds are measured’
- ‘Despite their intriguing objectivity and precision, billing records do not provide a gold standard.’
- ‘This type of process may then be used as best practice, serving as a gold standard to be implemented in other facilities.’
- ‘Once upon a time, Disney provided the gold standard in family entertainment, from animated fairytales to Mary Poppins.’
- ‘Rarely, pain scores are validated against other pain scoring systems, but we have no gold standard for comparison.’
- ‘The evaluation of any diagnostic tool has to be done in comparison with a gold standard.’
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