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yardstick

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈjɑːdstɪk/
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.
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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