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What can be done to raise standards in schools?
They must supply water that complies with medical health standards.
He sets himself high standards.
Laurence Olivier set the standard for (=was the best example of) acting in the 20th century.
She always produces work of a high standard.
The food was not up to standard.
higher standards of service in hospitals
The work must conform to industry standards.
The building was still magnificent by any standards.
Getting up at 8 o'clock was early by her standards.
The first computers were terribly slow by today's standards.
This is the American English definition of standard. View British English definition of standard.