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yard·stick

 (yärd′stĭk′)
n.
1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.

yardstick

(ˈjɑːdˌstɪk)
n
1. a measure or standard used for comparison: on what kind of yardstick is he basing his criticism?.
2. (Tools) a graduated stick, one yard long, used for measurement

yard•stick

(ˈyɑrdˌstɪk)

n.
1. a stick a yard long, commonly marked with subdivisions, used for measuring.
2. any standard of measurement: Tests are not the only yardstick of academic achievement.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yardstick - a measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
2.yardstick - a ruler or tape that is three feet longyardstick - a ruler or tape that is three feet long
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

yardstick

noun standard, measure, criterion, gauge, benchmark, touchstone, par an exceptional vintage by any yardstick

yardstick

noun
A means by which individuals are compared and judged:
Translations
mittatikku

yardstick

[ˈjɑːdstɪk] N (fig) → patrón m, criterio m, medida f

yardstick

[ˈjɑːrdstɪk] n
(= criterion) → critère m
yardstick of success → critère m de réussite
(= standard for comparison) → point f de référence

yardstick

n
(= measuring rod)Elle f
(fig)Maßstab m

yardstick

[ˈjɑːdstɪk] n (fig) → metro, criterio
References in classic literature ?
It was a little later that he followed up the attack with two short essays, "The Wonder-Dreamers" and "The Yardstick of the Ego.
The tiny bubbling ripple of the spring and the gray flash of tree-squirrel were as yardsticks with which to measure the silence and motionless repose.
The yardstick is expected to apply mainly to quarries in Fukushima Prefecture, but details will be discussed at the panel's meetings.
How and if we can build on that, our legacy from 2008, will set our own yardstick.
Hatchett said the black yardstick gives black people "no obligation other than to demand justice and equity from white people" while the white yardstick "requires white people only to urge black people to be more self-reliant and take more responsibility for their own problems.
In addition to the above statistics, the 2007 Third Quarter edition of the Yardstick reported software sales by category, average selling price of smartphone content, and much more.
Meanwhile, the yardstick to be used by the other 48 remains as defective as ever.
Robson believes his side must use three of their best home displays as the yardstick to cure their travel sickness.
It won't be easy, and it won't be quick, but at least they have a pretty good yardstick to measure things by--Mexico is growing, now, steadily.
Although hard financial numbers may not be available to quantify the return on investment of Presentation College's modernization effort, Rissmann will apply her own yardstick at the end of the next school year.
Earnings per share, a frequently used performance yardstick, was ranked last in importance.
And that's a significant and substantial increase by any reasonable yardstick,'' Palmer said.