yardstick: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (yärd'stik"), [key]
— n.
  1. a stick a yard long, commonly marked with subdivisions, used for measuring.
  2. any standard of measurement or judgment: Test scores are not the only yardstick of academic achievement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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