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"yardstick" in British English

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(Definition of yardstick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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yardsticknoun [C]

us   /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.
(Definition of yardstick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"yardstick" in Business English

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yardsticknoun [C]

uk   /ˈjɑːdstɪk/ us  
a standard used to compare similar things in order to measure their value or success: a yardstick for sth The firm uses the index as a yardstick for measuring itself against competitors. Productivity is not the only yardstick of success.
(Definition of yardstick from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yardstick”
in Chinese (Simplified) 评判尺度, 衡量标准, 准绳…
in Turkish kıstas, ölçüt, kriter…
in Russian мерило, критерий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 評判尺度, 衡量標準, 準繩…
in Polish miara…
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