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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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Schools face varying challenges that depend in part on the populations they serve, so perhaps the federal yardstick does better when those challenges are considered.
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.
The new gauge will be consistent with the so-called DS86 yardstick, under which people who were at least 2 kilometers away from ground zero in the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are considered unaffected by radiation, and hence ineligible to be officially counted as victims.
What is important is that a yardstick exists to which all machines can be compared.
We thought that undertaking such a survey now would provide a good snapshot of where we are today in the design and implementation of these developing trends, creating a yardstick that we can measure against in future years.
They now travel to Super League's bottom club Wakefield in the last 16 and Rowley said: "People have been talking a lot about yardsticks for us and it's time to get the yardstick out again.
Edano made the remark in a meeting with Keiichi Miho, mayor of Nihonmatsu city of Fukushima Prefecture, in Tokyo after the mayor called on the central government to ensure the payment of compensation for related damage and set up a radiation yardstick for building materials.
The evidence of a falling graduation rate since 1969 would have become a national scandal by now had it not been disguised by the fact that the degree ratio is not the yardstick of choice.
MEASURING AGAINST STANDARDS The tests from the association focus on tracking individual academic growth the way a yardstick measures a child's physical growth.
Check blade alignment with a yardstick by measuring the distance from the edge of any blade to the ceiling (Photo 1), and make a note of the distance.
The article suggests that the Third International Mathematics and Science Study is the yardstick by which we should measure ourselves against other nations' science and math education.
The FSA's "standard yield" -- the yardstick by which insurers set guaranteed yields for new policies -- will be lowered from the current 2.