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"yardstick" in American English

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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 ​measuringtrafficsafety is ​deathspermilesdriven.
(Definition of yardstick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"yardstick" in British English

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yardsticknoun [C]

uk   /ˈjɑːd.stɪk/  us   /ˈjɑːrd-/
(Definition of yardstick from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yardstick" in Business English

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yardsticknoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(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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