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Definitions and Synonyms of yardstick | Another word for yardstick | What is yardstick?

Definition 1: a ruler or tape that is three feet long - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for yardstick in the sense of this definition

(yardstick is a kind of ...) measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

Definition 2: a measure or standard used for comparison - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where yardstick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?

(yardstick is a kind of ...) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

"the schools comply with federal standards" "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

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