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adjective     standard pronunciation in British English
  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.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] a standard book or work is one that most people use because it is the most respected in a particular subject

    This condition is not mentioned in standard medical textbooks.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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