Definition Of yardstick

noun

a measuring rod a yard long, typically divided into inches.

After tamping a few square feet, use a yardstick or a ruler to measure the tamped depth.

Example Of yardstick

  • After tamping a few square feet, use a yardstick or a ruler to measure the tamped depth.

  • Aid as a share of GDP is the yardstick that is typically used for international comparisons.

  • Another yardstick by which to measure last night's debate was everything each candidate said entirely accurate.

  • By this period, however, it had come to be recognised as a classic of the new genre, and a yardstick against which to compare subsequent product.

  • Diversity is still measured by the yardstick developed by Russian scientist N I Vavilov half a century ago.


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