measuring stick

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Noun1.measuring stick - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervalsmeasuring stick - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
board rule - a measure used in computing board feet
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
ruler, rule - measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
size stick - a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot
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EFSA's conclusions can therefore not be used as a measuring stick to justify further neonicotinoid restrictions.
Albion Rovers boss Brian Kerr believes Scottish Cup opponents St Johnstone will act as a measuring stick for his players.
The Philippines drew 0-0 with the Cholima in the first leg in Pyongyang, and Dooley knows the fight they put up against Uzbekistan is his measuring stick of the team's attitude.
In his article, "Proposing an Objective, Godless Basis for Morality" (J/A 2015), Ed Gibney writes that "until now," no one has ever found an objective measuring stick for what is good.
Michael Sahouri, vice president of Business Operations at Sahouri Insurance, said, 'First and foremost, to be recognised by our own employees is a great measuring stick for our success.
There's no better measuring stick than playing Exeter.
If you made a measuring stick from last month's activities you could use this to help you.
Given the disparity of benefits, it is clear that, in and of itself, growth is far from an effective measuring stick.
It is based on Xsight Systems' FODetect (an automated foreign object detection solution featured in July 2013 edition of Airports International), and can replace the manual methods of measuring snow with a measuring stick and a snow board.
Manama, July 11 (BNA) -- Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa today received commandant of the Royal Police Academy Colonel (RPA) Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, whom presented the Interior Ministry's team who won the first place, for the fourth time, of the championship of military steps measuring stick, held at the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, at the level of international and guests teams.
Using these sales as a measuring stick, just the real estate associated with 32 convenience stores could top $50 million.