a monetary system with gold of specified weight and fineness as the unit of value.
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How to use gold standard in a sentence
The gold standard would be the Wichita State teams of the 2010s, which made six straight NCAA tournaments from 2012 to 2017 before departing for the American Athletic Conference.Remember Loyola? This Team Is Even Better Than The One That Made The Final Four. | Jake Lourim | February 10, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
In terms of filtering out viral particles, in the US, N95 masks are the gold standard.What you can do right now to protect yourself from the new COVID-19 variants | Claire Maldarelli | January 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
The HD gold standard is 1920X1080, or 1080p, which is the most popular resolution for gamers.Best 2 in 1 laptops: Work hard, play hard with these versatile picks | PopSci Commerce Team | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
As the researchers note, the human visual system is still the gold standard when it comes to understanding the world around us.How Mirroring the Architecture of the Human Brain Is Speeding Up AI Learning | Edd Gent | January 18, 2021 | Singularity Hub
For Miller, the Prediction Survey is the new gold standard for handicapping political races.Georgia Senate races: Data scientist’s final prediction has Democrats taking both seats | Shawn Tully | January 5, 2021 | Fortune
The “gold standard” dose is 30 minutes of 10,000 lux light, one hour of 5,000 lux light or two hours of 2,500 lux light.Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder With This New Tracker | DailyBurn | November 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And Georgian wines have become the indisputable gold standard of the region.
Gold is an option for the last generation for whom the term “gold standard” was literal.
Baker is the gold standard for the job, ambitious, charming and indisputably effective at managing the levers of power.The Presidents' Gatekeepers: Review of a New Film about the Chiefs of Staff | Eleanor Clift | September 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That period included the tumult of the U.S. leaving the gold standard, the oil shock, and the rise of inflation.Larry Summers’s Connection to Wall Street Should Surprise No One | Daniel Gross | September 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As regards Great Britain, the gold standard is yet preserved for all practical purposes.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
But in one respect the currency notes helped to maintain the country's gold standard.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Free silver orators were telling the farmers that under a gold standard no factory could run.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
The fall in the first part of this period was accentuated by the return from a paper to a gold standard.
The method of rectifying the gold standard consists in suitably varying the weight of the gold dollar.
British Dictionary definitions for gold standard
a monetary system in which the unit of currency is defined with reference to gold
the supreme example of something against which others are judged or measured: the current gold standard for breast cancer detection
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Cultural definitions for gold standard
A system in which a nation's currency has a value measured in gold and can be exchanged for gold. Most nations, including the United States, went off the gold standard in the 1930s.
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