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 for display standard
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  display standard
  display standards
  video display standard
  
      IBM and others have introduced a
     bewildering plethora of graphics and text display standards
     for IBM PCs.  The standards are mostly implemented by
     plugging in a video display board (or "{graphics adaptor")
     and connecting the appropriate monitor to it.  Each new
     standard subsumes its predecessors.  For example, an EGA
     board can also do CGA and MDA.
  
     With the PS/2, IBM introduced the VGA standard and built
     it into the main system board motherboard.  VGA is also
     available as a plug-in board for PCs from third-party vendors.
     Also with the PS/2, IBM introduced the 8514 high-resolution
     graphics standard.  An 8514 adaptor board plugs into the PS/2,
     providing a dual-monitor capability.
  
     Graphics software had to support the major IBM graphics
     standards and many non-IBM, proprietary standards for
     displays.  Either software vendors provided display drivers
     or display vendors provided drivers for the software package.
     In either case, switching software or switching display
     systems was fraught with compatibility problems.
  
      Display    Resolution Colours Sponsor	Systems
  
      MDA	    720x350 T	  2   	IBM     PC
      CGA	    320x200	  4   	IBM     PC
      EGA	    640x350	 16   	IBM     PC
      PGA	    640x480	256   	IBM     PC
  
      Hercules   729x348	  2   non-IBM	PC
  
      MCGA	    720x400 T
     	    320x200 G	256		PS/2
  
      VGA	    720x400 T
     	    640x480 G	 16
  
      SVGA	    800x600	 16	VESA
  
      XVGA	   1024x768	256	(IBM name: 8514)
  
     T: text,  G: graphics.
  
     More colours are available from third-party vendors for some
     display types.
  
     See also MDA, CGA, EGA, PGA, Hercules, MCGA,
     VGA, SVGA, 8514, VESA.
  
     [What were the corresponding "mode" numbers"?]
  
     (2011-03-20)
  

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