Mark noun - Something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared.
Usage example: lately his playing hasn't been up to the mark expected of a concert pianist
Standard is a synonym for mark in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Standard" instead a noun "Mark", when it comes to topics like usual, device for measuring, required standard.
Standard noun - Something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared.
Usage example: the animation in that movie set the standard against which all later animated cartoons were judged
Mark is a synonym for standard in usual topic. Sometimes you can use "Mark" instead a noun "Standard", if it concerns topics such as device for measuring.
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- The background unicorn pony Pokey Pierce but with an hourglass cutie mark and a standard horn instead of a sharp one.
- The usual exit to non-boss levels in Super Mario World is walking through twin poles; the standard alternate exit is finding a key and putting it into the keyhole; the Sunken Ghost Ship's exit is touching a question mark in a green circle.
Source: Level Goal
- Played straight with virtually all the Christian characters in The Mark of the Lion, as per the usual standard of many Christians today.
Source: Pals with Jesus
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