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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
High-school physics taught you that, per Isaac Newton, all motion is relative; that there is no "absolute standard of rest." But that was then and this is now.
Zeid Nasser, Managing Director of MediaScope and JAA organizer, stated, "The Jordan Advertising Awards was created to honor an absolute standard of creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications originating in Jordan.
These are very important aspects of identity, and if we have any sense of absolutes, we can affirm or disavow these notions of right and wrong because there is an absolute standard. But if we say there is no such thing as an absolute standard (forget about the self-defeating and self-contradictory nature of this statement), then we cannot stand up to anyone anywhere at any time and say, "You are right" or "This is wrong." While this notion is predominant in mainstream America with the sentiment "that's true for you, not for me," issues that Michaels belabors concern the ever expanding notion of what a culture is, blind, deaf, disabled, and that is problematic.
The schools would moan that they no longer have an absolute standard against which they could be judged--but this is exactly what their alumni will face in real life.
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.
Words like "should" and "ought" only make sense if there is an absolute standard given by one who has authority over everyone.
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.
If there is no absolute standard of goodness, i.e., God, then evil is simply a bunch of stuff "the atheist doesn't happen to like."
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.