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Standard vs. Guideline

Standard and Guideline Definitions

Standard

Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value
A standard unit of volume.

Guideline

A statement or other indication of policy or procedure by which to determine a course of action
Guidelines for the completion of tax returns.

Standard

Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence
A standard reference work.

Guideline

A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.
He considered the Ten Commandments more as a guideline than a requirement.

Standard

Acceptable but of less than top quality
A standard grade of beef.

Guideline

A plan or explanation to guide one in setting standards or determining a course of action.
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Standard

Normal, familiar, or usual
The standard excuse.

Guideline

A light line, used in lettering, to help align the text.

Standard

Commonly used or supplied
Standard car equipment.

Guideline

A formal rule describing how a situation must be handled; - used as a direction to administrators from superiors.

Standard

(Linguistics) Conforming to models or norms of usage admired by educated speakers and writers
Standard pronunciation.

Guideline

A light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
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Standard

An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; a criterion.

Guideline

A detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action;
The president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam

Standard

An object that under specified conditions defines, represents, or records the magnitude of a unit.

Guideline

A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

Standard

The commodity or commodities used to back a monetary system.

Standard

The set proportion by weight of gold or silver to alloy metal prescribed for use in coinage.
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Standard

A degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment
Their quality of work exceeds the standards set for the field.

Standard

Something, such as a practice or a product, that is widely recognized or employed, especially because of its excellence.

Standard

A set of specifications that are adopted within an industry to allow compatibility between products.

Standard

A requirement of moral conduct
The standards of polite society.

Standard

The ensign of a chief of state, nation, or city.

Standard

A long, tapering flag bearing heraldic devices distinctive of a person or corporation.

Standard

An emblem or flag of an army, raised on a pole to indicate the rallying point in battle.

Standard

The colors of a mounted or motorized military unit.

Standard

Chiefly British A grade level in elementary schools.

Standard

A pedestal, stand, or base.

Standard

The large upper petal of the flower of a pea or related plant. Also called banner, vexillum.

Standard

One of the narrow upright petals of an iris.

Standard

A shrub or small tree that through grafting or training has a single stem of limited height with a crown of leaves and flowers at its apex.

Standard

(Music) A composition that is continually used in repertoires
A pianist who knew dozens of Broadway standards.

Standard

Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.

Standard

(of a tree or shrub) Growing alone as a free-standing plant; not trained on a post etc.

Standard

Having recognized excellence or authority.
Standard works in history; standard authors

Standard

Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.

Standard

Having a manual transmission.

Standard

As normally supplied (not optional).

Standard

(linguistics) Conforming to the standard variety.

Standard

A principle or example or measure used for comparison.

Standard

A level of quality or attainment.

Standard

Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations; a model.

Standard

A musical work of established popularity.

Standard

A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.

Standard

The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established for coinage.

Standard

(sociolinguistics) standard idiom, a prestigious or standardized language variety; standard language

Standard

A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.

Standard

(India) Grade level in primary education.
I am in fifth standard.

Standard

A vertical pole with something at its apex.

Standard

An object supported in an upright position, such as a lamp standard.

Standard

The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.

Standard

One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.

Standard

Any upright support, such as one of the poles of a scaffold.

Standard

A sturdy, woody plant whose upright stem is used to graft a less hardy ornamental flowering plant on, rather then actually planting it.

Standard

A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.

Standard

The sheth of a plough.

Standard

A manual transmission vehicle.

Standard

(botany) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.

Standard

(shipbuilding) An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.

Standard

A large drinking cup.

Standard

(historical) A collar of mail protecting the neck.

Standard

(slang) An expression of agreement

Standard

A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.
His armies, in the following day,On those fair plains their standards proud display.

Standard

That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.

Standard

That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
The court, which used to be the standard of propriety and correctness of speech.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.

Standard

The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
By the present standard of the coinage, sixty-two shillings is coined out of one pound weight of silver.

Standard

A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.
In France part of their gardens is laid out for flowers, others for fruits; some standards, some against walls.

Standard

The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.

Standard

An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.

Standard

An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.

Standard

The sheth of a plow.

Standard

A large drinking cup.

Standard

Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver.

Standard

Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.

Standard

Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.

Standard

A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;
They set the measure for all subsequent work

Standard

The ideal in terms of which something can be judged;
They live by the standards of their community

Standard

A board measure = 1980 board feet

Standard

The value behind the money in a monetary system

Standard

An upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support);
Distance was marked by standards every mile
Lamps supported on standards provided illumination

Standard

Any distinctive flag

Standard

Conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind;
Windows of standard width
Standard sizes
The standard fixtures
Standard brands
Standard operating procedure

Standard

Commonly used or supplied;
Standard procedure
Standard car equipment

Standard

Established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence;
A standard reference work

Standard

Conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers;
Standard English
Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English

Standard

Regularly and widely used or sold;
A standard size
A stock item

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