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NounEdit

standards

  1. plural of standard
  2. Principles of conduct shaped by traditional morality, decency, and honor.

AdjectiveEdit

standards

  1. Pertaining to standards, concerned with standards, specific to standards.
    There is some sign of disparate standards bodies becoming more closely aligned.
Usage notesEdit

A body or organization that dictates standards does not exist to confer details about a single standard. Standard as an adjective generally refers to a specific version of a standard issued by a standards institution; that standard version itself will actually be a list of many individual standards. For example, ANSI Standard MUMPS refers to the 1995 MUMPS programming language specification issued by the American National Standards Institute, a standards organization. 1995 MUMPS standard specifies many standards that a programming language must adhere to, to be legitimately recognised as "standard MUMPS."

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Further readingEdit

  • "standards" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 296.

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AdjectiveEdit

standards

  1. masculine plural of standard

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standards

  1. indefinite genitive singular of standard