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yardstick

yard·stick

yardstick

 
pronunciation:
yard stIk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a measuring stick three feet long.
definition 2: a rule or standard against which something is measured, compared, or judged.
Profit is the yardstick of corporate success.
similar words:
precedent, standard
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