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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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The white yardstick has value "because not to acknowledge the progress black people have made in our generation would be ridiculous.
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.
By using percentage of growth as a yardstick, the study is skewed to favor smaller counties since a big economic engine like Los Angeles won't grow as fast as smaller regions, he argued.
Meridien Research, a leading financial technology analyst firm, today released a report entitled "Measuring ROI: Yardsticks for Managing Successful CRM Strategies.
what 42 economic and political yardsticks would look like
But instead of reviewing traditional financial measures she goes beyond these yardsticks to attempt to identify companies that are selling at a discount to intrinsic value.
Moreover the German regulatory environment is unclear, and important competitive yardsticks influencing operational costs, namely interconnection charges, remain yet to be defined.
Cost-effective ISDN applications and solutions are the key to mass marketing deployment of ISDN services and Patriot Scientific has certainly moved the yardsticks forward.
Steel is becoming a truly global commodity, and investors will need new yardsticks to compare these companies on a global basis," said Gambardella.
Daimler-Benz's external reporting now uses a figure, the operating profit, which in the future will also be one of the internal controlling yardsticks for the business units of the group.
Formulated by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, the ISO 9000 guidelines were initially developed as yardsticks for establishing and assessing quality systems in European companies.