yardstick

IPA: jˈɑrdstɪk

noun

  • A measuring rod thirty-six inches (one yard) long.
  • (figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.

Examples of "yardstick" in Sentences

  • The yardstick needs to be changed.
  • The correct yardstick is relevance to the subject.
  • The most relevant yardstick is the size of the photo.
  • The measure you get depends on the yardstick you apply.
  • That would give us the correct yardstick to measure the returns.
  • The Bursary Competition was the yardstick of success at this time.
  • America is not the yardstick by which rest of the world is measured.
  • The rules governing the measurement are called the Portsmouth yardstick.
  • I just fail to agree with many that the yardstick must be the number of edits.
  • By that yardstick, most of the American population can be taken off the charts.
  • I was responding to the statement that English speakers don't like Spanish speakers and trying to convey that Americans who judge everything by a certain yardstick just don't understand what they are seeing when they see illegals doing certain things.
  • I got involved because I think people shouldn't be denied access to opportunity based on criteria that have nothing to do with their abilities -- whether the yardstick is the color of their skin or the economic circumstances of their parents (or, of course, their gender).

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