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yardstick definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"
2: a ruler or tape that is three feet long [syn: yardstick, yard measure]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1610 1. a. a graduated measuring stick three feet (0.9144 meter) long b. a standard basis of calculation <a yardstick for measuring astronomical distances> 2. a standard for making a critical judgment ; criterion <measured by the yardstick of her first book> <was a great success by any yardstick> Synonyms: see standard

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a standard used for comparison. 2 a measuring rod a yard long, usu. divided into inches etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Yardstick Yard"stick`, n. A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(yardsticks) If you use someone or something as a yardstick, you use them as a standard for comparison when you are judging other people or things. There has been no yardstick by which potential students can assess individual schools before signing up for a course. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

barometer, basis, benchmark, canon, check, criterion, degree, exemplar, gauge, graduated scale, measure, model, norm, parameter, pattern, quantity, reading, readout, rule, scale, standard, test, touchstone, type, value



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