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yardstick

noun aspect, benchmark, borderline indiiation, boundary, confinement, dictate, dimension, formula, gauge, general guideline, guide, guideline, idea, instruction, key, limitation, margin, marker, measure, outer limits, parameter, perimeter, restraint, restriction, rule, specific, standard
See also: criterion
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Borrowing from Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, Hatchett said when judging racial progress, whites and blacks use different yardsticks.
Surprisingly, in much of the United States, it is not possible to track an individual student's achievement over the course of a year to determine how well the federal yardstick identifies schools where students are learning the most.
I think this will be a good test, a yardstick, for us".
Next, using the yardstick as a guide, pencil as many straight lines as you need for your quote.
And if I were good enough to meet the yardstick as to what it meant to be an effective professor, then I would receive tenure.
He said: "When assessing new pop acts, Jive Records use Britney and Backstreet Boys as their yardstick.
The ministry is also hoping the new yardstick, which takes into account age and radiation exposure among other factors, will help reduce the time required for diagnosis, currently averaging two months, according to the officials.
In the third chapter, "The Quran: Sacred Text and Cultural Yardstick," the author acknowledges the central role played by the Quran in almost every aspect of the development of Arabic language and literature and gives it prominence as "divinely inspired, as linguistic yardstick, and as motivation for the need to record pre-Islamic poetic tradition in written form.
Megabytes per minute remains a good yardstick for comparing tape drive performance, even if it's expressed in compressed and native format numbers.
The yardstick by which his public housing and Title I feats can best be measured, for example, is the Age of Skyscrapers, which reared up great masses of stone and steel and concrete over Manhattan in quantity comparable to him.
95) picks the index of Investor's Intelligence, a newsletter published in New Rochelle, New York, as a noteworthy yardstick.
In his "Realistic Manifesto" of 1920 (cosigned by his brother Antoine Pevsner), Naum Gabo declared, "We do not measure our works with the yardstick of beauty, we do not weigh them with pounds of tenderness and sentiments.