This lack of standards has adverse reproductive, sexual, and mental-health consequences for survivors of sexual violence.
They can now lead a comfortable life, according to Indian standards at least.
But if you their incomes to other high earners, doctors in the US are actually kind of middling by OECD standards.
Co-founder Missy Suicide opens up about standards of beauty, controversy, and body art.
David Cameron is now promising an inquiry into the standards of the British press.
standards are carried, festivities are held, cakes are eaten.
He supposed he was ignorant, according to Eastern standards.
Much misunderstanding has arisen by judging such primitive people by the standards of our present day civilization.
In a brilliant action the army of Manoury took three standards.
He must not attempt to hold up too high a standard, nor must he attempt to reform or change their standards.
mid-12c., "flag or other conspicuous object to serve as a rallying point for a military force," from Old French estandart, probably from Frankish *standhard, literally "stand fast or firm," a compound of words similar to Gothic standan "to stand" (see stand) and hardus "hard" (see hard). So called because the flag was fixed to a pole or spear and stuck in the ground to stand upright.
The other theory connects the Old French word to estendre "to stretch out," from Latin extendere (see extend). Meaning "unit of measure" is early 14c., from Anglo-French, where it was used 13c., and is perhaps metaphoric, the royal standard coming to stand for royal authority in matters like setting weights and measures. Hence the meaning "authoritative or recognized exemplar of quality or correctness" (late 15c.).
Meaning "rule, principal or means of judgment" is from 1560s. That of "definite level of attainment" is attested from 1711 (e.g. standard of living, 1903). Some senses (e.g. "upright pole," mid-15c.) seem to be influenced by stand (v.). Standard-bearer in the figurative sense is from 1560s.
standard stan·dard (stān'dərd)
An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; a criterion.
An object that under specified conditions defines, represents, or records the magnitude of a unit.
Serving as or conforming to a standard of measurement or value.
Widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence.