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1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||yardstick - a measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"|
|2.||yardstick - a ruler or tape that is three feet long|
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noun standard, measure, criterion, gauge, benchmark, touchstone, par an exceptional vintage by any yardstick
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(= standard for comparison) → point f de référence
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