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standard of living

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A level of material comfort as measured by the goods, services, and luxuries available to an individual, group, or nation.

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  • n. A relative measure of the quality of life of a person or group has.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group

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Examples

  • According to Duane Elgin, author of Voluntary Simplicity, “If the human family sets a goal for itself of achieving a moderate standard of living for everyone, computer projections suggest that the world could reach a sustainable level of economic activity that is roughly ‘equivalent in material comforts to the average level in Europe.’”

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • They are shown “Potemkin villages,” hastily built movie-set-style communities meant to persuade outsiders that the standard of living is substantially higher than it is.

    The J Curve

  • Palaeopropithecus ingens was smaller but still huge by the standard of living lemurs.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • One study by the Southern California Research Council claimed that by the year 1985 most Americans would have to work only half the year to maintain their current standard of living and warned that recreational facilities were woefully underdeveloped for all the leisure time facing the new generation.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • John, the oldest, in Yale, had elected to become a man of letters, and, in the meantime, ran his own automobile with the corresponding standard of living such ownership connoted in the college town of New Haven.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • And, unfortunately, these are the parts of the economy that are meant to take care of the poormaking sure that no one falls below some acceptable standard of living and that every child has the chance to make it.

    Creative Capitalism

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