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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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So it's incumbent that they follow the same yardsticks which they followed on other CAG reports," Tewari told ANI.
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The white yardstick is: 'Oh, how far we have come from the nation we used to be," he said.
By those very yardsticks, over the past few years, a major emerging-market economy such as Brazil, which as recently as October 2002 was considered to be on the verge of default, has made great strides.
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The proposed gauge could be introduced as early as next month to supplement yardsticks for determining whether victims are suffering from any illness caused by A-bomb radiation, officials said.
Axia ignores traditional executive remuneration yardsticks such as share price and earnings per share.
As companies tighten the links between their financial results and incentive programs, financial executives will be charged with developing and applying new performance yardsticks.
Thus, knowing that the luminosity of a star declines in proportion to the square of its distance from Earth, astronomers can use type 1A supernovas as yardsticks to measure several key parameters of the age and expansion of the universe.
Check out the responses that won light-up magnifying glasses--and made us throw away our yardsticks.
Net present value and internal rate of return as yardsticks for comparing investment or borrowing alternatives
From teachers we acquire eternal yardsticks to measure what is transitory and what is true.