[ US /ˈjɑɹdˌstɪk/ ]
[ UK /jˈɑːdstɪk/ ]
  1. a measure or standard used for comparison
    on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?
  2. a ruler or tape that is three feet long
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How To Use yardstick In A Sentence

  • on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?
  • The most accessible data which might serve as a yardstick is that on applicants' type of educational establishment.
  • When you see a place like Las Vegas, Phoenix or Orlando you're talking about what happened earlier in the decade so it's not necessarily a yardstick of what's going to happen over the next two or three years," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Population Shift Swells Southern and Western Cities
  • This refers to a miser, perhaps the most despised of all types in a world where generosity is the yardstick by which humanity is measured.
  • There has been no yardstick by which potential students can assess individual schools before signing up for a course.
  • What is even more violent is that in order to escape further pain and buffets, Cheryl found herself clinging for salvation in this instant to the very same social yardstick used to measure her a non-person.
  • He was, indeed, as Dr. Lavendar said, a man of humble mind; and yet with his humbleness was a serene certainty of belief as to his soul's welfare that would have been impossible to John Fenn, who measured every man's chance of salvation by his own theological yardstick, or even to Dr. Lavendar, who thought salvation unmeasurable. The Voice
  • Unless we determine what will be measured and what the yardstick of measurement in an area will be, the area itself will not be seen. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER
  • Walking the grass with a yardstick, she said, he measured for infractions.
  • We need a yardstick to measure our performance by.
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