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yardstick

noun [C]  /ˈjɑrdˌstɪk/ us  
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.
Translations of “yardstick”
in Chinese (Traditional) 評判尺度, 衡量標準, 準繩…
in Russian мерило, критерий…
in Turkish kıstas, ölçüt, kriter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 评判尺度, 衡量标准, 准绳…
in Polish miara…
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