The definition of a standard is something established as a rule, example or basis of comparison.(noun)
Standard means usual or common.(adjective)
An example of standard is the common greeting in a particular culture.
See standard in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr estendard < Frank *standord, place of formation < Gmc *standan, to stand + *ort, a place, orig., a point, akin to OE ord (see odd): hence, orig., a standing place
See standard in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French estandard, rallying place
Origin: , probably from Frankish *standhard
Origin: : *standan, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + *hard, fast, hard; see kar- in Indo-European roots.
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