measuring rod

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Noun1.measuring rod - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervalsmeasuring rod - 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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If this criterion were applied as the measuring rod for the March 29-30 Nepal Investment Summit organized with boisterous noises in Kathmandu, it would make a discouraging reading.
The ethos of Indian culture should be the measuring rod of its nationalistic spirit as well.
To use with a bolt-action, place the unit's Delrin polymer rod guide into the rear of your action, drop a bullet into the chamber, and run the stainless steel measuring rod up through the rod guide until it contacts the base of the bullet.
This article will describe the evidence for a selective loss of rods over cones with age and in AMI), and discuss the potential clinical use of measuring rod mediated fund ion.
98)--as a measuring rod for determining the material needs of humans in space.
An optional step is to pre-cut a 1/2" round measuring rod. To get the combined length of sling swivel socket and brass spacer it will be necessary to measure inside of the stock.
Everyone in Wales, except public health professionals, were forced to accept that, right or wrong, waiting lists and waiting times was the only measuring rod that would be used to compare NHS performance.
Chapter 7, focusing on the life of the Catholic Church, uses the presence of mercy as a measuring rod for the sanctity of the community.
If you do this, there is a big chance that your stocks will get sick because the probe (measuring rod or stick) may get contaminated," he said.
Shiller discusses the ways finance is being used in innovative ways to meet a diverse set of social goals that are not amenable to "the measuring rod of money." He provides actual and potential applications of principles of finance and behavioral economics to reach the goals of a "good society."
These sacrifices do not consist only of the items that come within the reach of the measuring rod of money but comprise in addition an indefinite amount of loss of comfort, of freedom from care, and opportunity to enjoy alternatives of increasing attractiveness and variety--alternatives to be compared with joys of parenthood that are being subjected to a crucial analysis of increasing severity.