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English definition of “yardstick”


noun [C]    /ˈjɑrdˌstɪk/
a way of measuring how good, accurate , or effective something is: A high salary isn’t the only yardstick for success . The only valid yardstick for measuring traffic safety is deaths per miles driven .
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