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- (sociolinguistics) A particular variety of a language that is regarded as the most correct, widely accepted, or prestigious way of writing or speaking the language.
- (sociolinguistics) A variety of a language selected and promoted by some authority.
- Modern Standard Arabic
- Standard English
- Standard French
- Standard German
- Standard Mandarin
- Standard Portuguese
- Standard Spanish
variety of language regarded as most correct