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1‘the standard of work is very good’
quality, level, grade, degree, worth, calibre, merit, excellence
2‘half the beaches fail to comply with European standards’
guideline, norm, yardstick, benchmark, gauge, measure, criterion, guide, touchstone, model, pattern, example, exemplar, paradigm, ideal, archetype, specification, requirement, rule, principle, law, canon
3‘offenders against society's standards are punished’
principle, rule of living
code of behaviour, code of honour, morals, scruples, ethics, ideals
4‘the raising of the regiment's standard will be a particularly poignant moment’
flag, banner, pennant, pennon, streamer, ensign, colour, colours, banderole
rare gonfalon, guidon, labarum
1‘the standard rate of income tax’
normal, usual, typical, stock, common, ordinary, customary, conventional, habitual, accustomed, expected, wonted, everyday, regular, routine, day-to-day, daily, established, settled, set, fixed, traditional, quotidian, prevailing
2‘this book will certainly become the standard work on the subject’
definitive, established, classic, recognized, approved, accepted, authoritative, most reliable, most complete, exhaustive, official
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