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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.
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