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Standard may refer to:


  • Any war flag or other military standard
  • Colours, standards and guidons
  • Ensign, a distinguishing flag of a ship or a military unit
  • Heraldic standard, a type of flag containing heraldic devices and used for personal identification
  • Historically any field sign

Norm, convention or requirement

  • Breed standard (also called bench standard), in animal fancy and animal husbandry
  • Technical standard, an established norm or requirement about technical systems
    • International standard, standards suitable for worldwide use
    • Open standard, a standard that is publicly available
    • Standards organization, an entity primarily concerned with maintaining standards
    • Standardization, the process of establishing technical standards
    • Standard operating procedure, a step-by-step instruction to achieve a desired result
  • Standard (metrology), an object that bears a defined relationship to a unit of measure used for calibration of measuring devices
  • De facto standard, product or system with market dominance
  • Internet Standard, a specification ratified as an open standard by the Internet Engineering Task Force
  • Learning standards, standards applied to education content
  • Standard of care, the degree of prudence and caution required of an individual who is under a duty of care
  • Gold standard, a monetary system based on gold; also used metaphorically for the best of several options, against which the others are measured
  • Standard language, a particular variety of a language that has been given either legal or quasi-legal status
  • Unit of measure for softwood timber; see Petrograd Standard


  • Standard algorithms, long-taught methods of computation such as long division
  • Standard deviation, a statistical measure of variation
    • Standard score, a statistics term
  • Standardized rate, a statistical measure of any rates in a population
  • Standard Young tableaux, a type of combinatorial object
  • Standard part function


  • A type of battleship, first seen in the 1912 Nevada-class battleship.
  • Standard Missile
  • Standard operating procedure, an established method of accomplishing a task
  • United States Military Standard


  • Standard (music), the most popular and enduring songs from a particular genre or style
    • Jazz standards, musical compositions which are an important part of the musical repertoire of jazz musicians, in that they are widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians, and widely known by listeners
    • Pop standards, particularly the songs comprising the Great American Songbook
    • List of blues standards
    • Adult standards, a radio format that includes pop standards
  • Standards (Tortoise album), the fourth album by the American post-rock band Tortoise
  • Standards (Lee Morgan album), a 1998 album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label
  • Standards (Jarrett album), a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983
  • Standards (Ken Vandermark album), 1995
  • Standards (Sonny Clark album), 1998
  • The Standard (album), a 2008 album by Take 6
  • "Standards", a song by The Jam from the album This Is the Modern World
  • Standards, music album by Blaggards
  • The Standard (band), an American indie rock band
  • The Standard, a rap trio formed by Nas, Common and Q-Tip
  • Standard (album), the fifth studio album by Japanese pop rock band, Scandal
  • "Standard" (The View song), a song by The View
  • Standards (Bernie Worrell album), solo album by former Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell
  • Standards (Lloyd Cole album), a 2013 rock album by Lloyd Cole released


United States



  • Standard (1904 automobile) (1904–1906), an American automobile
  • Standard (1912 automobile) (1912–1923), an American automobile manufactured in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Standard Six (1909–1910), an American automobile manufactured in St Louis, Missouri
  • Standard Steam Car (1920–1921), an American steam car manufactured by the Standard Engineering Company of St Louis, Missouri
  • Standard Motor Company (1903–1963), an English car and aircraft manufacturer
  • Standard (1911 automobile) (1911–1912), a German automobile
  • Standard (1933 automobile) (1933–1935, 1950–1954), an automobile, produced from 1933 to 1935 by Standard Fahrzeugfabrik of Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Standard (Italian automobile) (1906–1908), an Italian automobile manufactured by the Fabbrica Automobili Standard of Torino
  • Standard (Indian automobile) (1957–1987), mostly based on the British Standard cars
  • Standard transmission, a type of transmission used in motor vehicles


  • FAI Standard Class, for glider competition
  • Prue Standard, glider


  • Standard cell, a voltage reference, or a building block for electronic integrated circuits
  • Standard displacement, a naval term describing the weight and status of a warship
  • Standard solution, in chemistry, a solution of known concentration
  • Standard (typeface)
  • Standard (warez), rules for unauthorized public release of copyrighted material

See also

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  • STD (disambiguation)
  • The Standard (disambiguation)
  • Canon (disambiguation)
  • Industry standard (disambiguation)
  • National standards (disambiguation)
  • Usual (disambiguation)
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