Definition of yardstick noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    yardstick

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈyɑrdstɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1 a ruler for measuring one yard
  2. 2a standard used for judging how good or successful something is a yardstick by which to measure something Exam results are not the only yardstick of a school's performance.
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