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long, commonly marked with subdivisions, used for measuring.
any standard of measurement or judgment:
Test scores are not the only yardstick of academic achievement.
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does not have to be academic courses only.
Take out a
and measure the distances between different students' hands and heads.
is mentioned, not society, not evolution.
What has been missing in the science of smell, they argue, is a meaningful way to measure it-an olfactory
In essence, corporations get to choose the
by which they measure the profits that they publish.
Most currencies are trading a long way from that
For example, market share was the main goal and
of such structures.
house prices seem low in only a handful of countries in our survey, as the final column in the table shows.
The difficulty is partly that there is no single
for measuring progress in those areas.
too, the world is quickly becoming older.
British Dictionary definitions for
a measure or standard used for comparison
on what kind of yardstick is he basing his criticism?
a graduated stick, one yard long, used for measurement
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(...) cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language.
You are as still as a yardstick. You have a doll's kiss. The brain whirls in a fit. The brain is not...
(...) the adult economic system, to become the principal yardstick for our definition of our...