• Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century
    Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v standardize cause to conform to standard or norm "The weights and measures were standardized"
    • v standardize evaluate by comparing with a standard
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Roman Standard Roman Standard
Mode of Planting a Standard Rose Mode of Planting a Standard Rose

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The clock at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. will gain or lose only one second every 300 years.
    • v. t Standardize (Chem) To reduce to a normal standard; to calculate or adjust the strength of, by means of, and for uses in, analysis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The term "white chocolate" is a misnomer. Under Fedaral Standards of Identity, real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor. "White" chocolate contains no chocolate liquor.
    • standardize To conform to or compare with a standard; regulate by a standard; constitute or recognize as a standard; specifically, in chemical analysis, to determine accurately in order to use what is so determined as a standard of comparison: said of the strength of a solution, or the quantity of a certain reagent contained in a given volume of it. Also spelled standardise.
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.”
  • Merlin Olsen
    Merlin Olsen
    “The winning team has a dedication. It will have a core of veteran players who set the standards. They will not accept defeat.”
  • Mark Twain
    “I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.”
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    “The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.”
  • Theodore Parker
    “As society advances the standard of poverty rises.”


In literature:

Trigger would desire to drink port wine at the Percy Standard every evening during the process of canvassing.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
As small as MacLeod's Landing was by human standards, it was already large by Irschchan, and still growing.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
The ship was surprisingly unwarlike, by Terran standards.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Can we judge music by academic standards?
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
In dealing with enlisted men, do not use the same standard of intellect and morals that apply in the case of officers.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
We might say so, because that standard would be an implication of a common nature more or less fully developed.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
The course of study may establish a standard in rural thought.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
If the layman seeks a standard by which to test the value of any technical method, he finds it in the success of the work itself.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
Indeed, according to Chinese standards, they could not be the one without the other.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
F. where the exposure is made for ten minutes which is the standard arbitrarily selected.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
What is the standard?
"Progress and History" by Various
Success demands strong-willed discipline and the most lofty standards imaginable.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
He set, for himself, a high standard of uprightness and courage, and cared nothing for what other people thought of him.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
Soon after the author's death we find it already recognized as the standard manual for exchequer officials.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Would he not feel it right to lower the standard?
"The Assembly of God" by C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
Standard-bearers came with their standards.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
I wish to kill nobody; I shall carry in battle only a staff or a standard, to guide the armed men.
"The Executioner's Knife" by Eugène Sue
Neale progressed far in his imitation of Don and Don's manner and standards.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
The writer admits that his process does entail the acquisition of a somewhat higher standard of watermanship than the other system.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
The standard length of barrel is 4 inches.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright

In poetry:

Another hand thy sword shall wield,
Another hand the standard wave,
Till from the trumpet's mouth is pealed
The blast of triumph o'er thy grave.
"The Battle-Field" by William Cullen Bryant
Bright rose the morn, the glorious morn,
And light the standard best revealed
Which soon should be in triumph borne
O'er Buena Vista's bloody field.
"On Buena Vista's Field" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
Led by thy conquering standards, Greene,
The Britons they compelled to fly:
None distant viewed the fatal plain,
None grieved in such a cause to die—
"Eutaw Springs" by Philip Morin Freneau
In a chariot of fire, thro Hell's flaming arch,
The Fury of Discord appear'd;
A myriad of demons attended her march,
And in Gallia her standard she rear'd.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr
Though the foe may rage and gather as the flood,
Let the standard be displayed;
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dismayed!
"The Banner Of The Cross" by Daniel Webster Moody
Sae noble a look, sae princely an air,
Sae gallant and bold, sae young and sae fair:
Oh! did ye but see him, ye'd do as we've done;
Hear him but ance, to his standard you'll run.
"He's Owre the Hills that I Lo'e Weel" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Notre Dame's Football Challenge: Overcoming Disparities in Adherence to High Academic Standards.
Frank Ordoñez / The Post-Standard Syracuse University football tailback Adonis Ameen-Moore, shown here during 2011 preseason camp, will unveil a trimmed down physique and a new jersey number when camp opens Monday.
We've worked with Murphy using our standard methodology.
Developing Quality Standards for Biologic Drugs.
The Valley's poor air quality Wednesday nearly violated federal air standards.
Updated Standard for Air-Filter Testing.
The Pathfinder air-cooled chiller with variable frequency drive from Daikin McQuay features chiller unit capacities of 175 to 530 tons, with three levels of operating efficiency: standard, high, and premium.
Amy Nicholson Standard-Examiner correspondent Standard-Examiner.
Active Standard ASTM A551 / A551M Developed by Subcommittee: A01.06 Book of Standards Volume: 01.05.
Stung by a flood of criticism, a key Web standards group this week will consider significant changes to its proposal to establish a formal process for accepting patented, royalty fee-generating technologies as official Internet standards.
Standards References and descriptions of IT- and audit-related standards and standards-setting organizations.
NewAge® Industries ' Nylobrade braid- reinforced PVC hose is an appropriate choice for drinking water and other applications, and NSF certification (NSF Standards 51 and 61 ) now applies to all standard Nylobrade products.
The Manufactures Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following eleven revised standards.
The Standards Council Secretary, with approval by the Standards Council, establishes revision cycle schedules for processing NFPA Standards.
The NCSS Standards Revision Task Force is continuing it's work on updating the NCSS Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and needs your input.

In science:

We study the optimization of a neutrino factory with respect to non-standard neutral current neutrino interactions, and compare the results to those obtained without non-standard interactions.
Neutrino factory optimization for non-standard interactions
We know from Ref. that the combination of two baselines, one with about 3 000 km and the other with about 7 000 km, turns out to be very useful to resolve correlations between the standard and non-standard parameters, and among different non-standard parameters.
Neutrino factory optimization for non-standard interactions
In this section, we discuss the optimization of the baselines for a neutrino factory with two detectors, considering both standard oscillation physics and non-standard scenarios.
Neutrino factory optimization for non-standard interactions
The measured standard deviation for the reactor off data sample is 22.3 events, or 5%, (with an uncertainty in this standard deviation value of 0.5%).
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
The Gaussian mean (3088) and standard deviation (87) are also close to the sample mean and standard deviation.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
In particular, for J ⊆ Π, ∆J = {αj | j ∈ J }, ΦJ is the corresponding root system, WJ the Weyl group, PJ the standard parabolic subgroup of G, LJ = T hXα | α ∈ ΦJ i the standard Levi subgroup of PJ .
On the coordinate ring of spherical conjugacy classes
We can state nearly the same for active fingerprinting, as an attacker only needs to behave like one standard client when receiving unexpected or non standard compliant SIP messages.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
These choices of m, a and c are fairly standard and we find them for example in the standard POSIX.1-2001 or in the GNU libc library for the rand() function.
The Problem with the Linpack Benchmark Matrix Generator
The standard map as the testing prototype As in the previous work, we will rely on the Chirikov’s standard map for testing the described method, as this map possesses a variety of periodic chains and sets and other dynamical behaviors for a wide range of parameters [21, 5, 22].
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
The category of qDb G (X )[w] of pure ob jects is not stable under the standard truncation functors, so the standard tG (X ) does not induce a t-structure on qDb structure on Db G (X )[w] .
Purity and decomposition theorems for staggered sheaves
Wx is the standard multiparameter Wiener measure on Rd and σ is the standard deviation defined by σ2 := (2π)d ˆR(0) = ZRd This shows that the fluctuations of the solution are asymptotically given by a Gaussian random variable, which is consistent with the central limit theorem.
Homogenization with large spatial random potential
It is an analogue of the standard n-simplex ∆n in the category of simplicial sets, or the n-dimensional disk Dn (or the topological standard n-simplex) in the category of topological spaces.
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs
On the other hand, for the same value of µν the non-standard pair production rate never exceeds 30 % of the standard one (see Fig. B9).
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
Finally, taking for example µν /µB = 10−10 , equation (B1) shows that, for density sufficiently low, the non-standard plasma process can be much larger than the standard one.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
The energy loss due to νµ and ντ is obtained form Qpair SM (ν e ) by replacing CV → CV − 1 and CA → −CA . A simple comparison of the standard and non-standard pair production amplitudes suggests that the two contributions are of comparable size if µν ∼ 10−10 µB .
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars