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adjective standard pronunciation in British English /ˈstændə(r)d/
  1. 1
    generally used or accepted as normal

    It’s a standard reply that the company sends out to applicants.

    as standard:

    All the cars are fitted with an alarm as standard.

    standard practice/procedure:

    It is standard practice for the school to inform the parents whenever a child is punished.

  2. 2
    [usually before noun] made or done according to a generally accepted set of rules, measurements etc

    The promotional pack was 20 per cent bigger than the standard size.

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