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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
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