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<standard> A standard, against which all others of the same
category are measured. Usage: silly.
The notion is that one of whatever it is has actually been
cast in platinum-iridium alloy and placed in the vault beside
the Standard Kilogram at the International Bureau of Weights
and Measures near Paris, as the bar defining the standard
metre once was.
"This garbage collection algorithm has been tested against
the platinum-iridium cons cell in Paris."
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