Definition of Standard
(noun) A basis of comparison and acceptable benchmark; criterion; guideline.
Examples of Standard
- American English – /stAn-duhrd/
- British English – /stAn-duhd/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈstændərd/
- British English – /ˈstandəd/
- Plural: standards
- Standards are based on customs or law and serve as norms.
- Standards are typically developed State institutions.
- Standards determine level, quality, quantity, value, and weight,
- Type: double standard
- “A counterculture rejects many of the behavioral standards and guideposts that hold the dominant culture” (Hughes and Kroehler 2008:56).
Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2008. Sociology: The Core. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Cite the Definition of Standard
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “standard.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/standard/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
standard. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/standard/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “standard.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/standard/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“standard.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/standard/>.