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absolute standard

[′ab·sə‚lüt ′stan·dərd]
(physics)
A particle or object designated as a standard by assigning to it a mass of one unit; used in defining quantities in Newton's second law of motion.
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Absolute standard uncertainty of fuel tanks volume at certain level can be estimated using
If an absolute standard is desired, 1000 ppm of copper can be achieved by adding 15 mls of standard copper sulfate solution to a liter of a fresh tin bath.
They are poor by an absolute standard based on the most basic human needs.
Thus there is, and can never be, an absolute standard of living, only a hunger that rises to stay always just above the reach of most.
Accordingly, the official US poverty standard always has been an absolute standard in which poverty is defined in terms of the income required to purchase the goods and services needed to maintain a minimal standard of living (O'Boyle, 1998).
Stoler's conclusion that Roosevelt must not be judged by an absolute standard unattainable in the real world is especially useful in an era of diplomatic and military utopianism, a time when it seems none but optimal solutions will satisfy endless legions of critics.
However, due to technical difficulties in fulfilling this RoHS Directive for some components and processes, including optical isolators, which are indispensable components for optical fiber communication systems, an accommodation was made in the RoHS regulations to allow exemptions for such cases and a less absolute standard of regulating lead content to below 1,000 ppm has been planned to be adopted, although it was expected that completely lead-free optical isolators would be developed soon.
Constantine pointed out that reversion clauses differ from contract to contract without an absolute standard of what defines out-of-print.
We have argued consistently over the years that there is a difference between applying an absolute standard in a religious setting and getting something done in real-world political arenas where compromise is the working principle.
But apparently it isn't the absolute standard of living that matters; it's the sense of progress.
DNA's certitude in authenticating an art object and its documentation through forensic science makes it the absolute standard in art protection.