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standard

2 adjective
     
standard2 S3 W2
1 accepted as normal or usual:
We paid them the standard rate.
standard practice/procedure (=the usual way of doing things)
Searching luggage at airports is now standard practice.
The format is fairly standard.
2 regular and usual in shape, size, quality etc [≠ non-standard]:
We make shoes in standard and wide sizes.
All these vans are made to a standard design.
3SE a standard book, work etc is read by everyone studying a particular subject
4SL the standard form of a language is the one considered to be correct and is used by most people [≠ non-standard]:
the standard spelling
standard English pronunciation
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