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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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In addition to Calhoun, Gil Rodriguez joins the Yardstick team after spending the last decade building an industry leading communications consulting firm, Impacten Media.
This haunting complexity of whiteness again occurs when Patterns presents cultural information before the reading, which is retitled as "My First Conk" instead of "Hair." Malcolm X argues in the narrative that one can gain agency through their body, and he provides commentary on how people condition themselves to view their body through the yardstick of another culture.
Still, one of the meanings of "yardstick" is a standard used to judge the quality, value or success of something and yesterday Liverpool became the official yardstick, benchmark or standard by which every future UK City of Culture will be judged.
Hatchett said the black yardstick gives black people "no obligation other than to demand justice and equity from white people" while the white yardstick "requires white people only to urge black people to be more self-reliant and take more responsibility for their own problems."
Far from clarifying matters, the recent decisions of the court have created confusion The yardstick of equality in terms of capital division is becoming prescriptive (as opposed to being a yardstick) in its application leaving little room for the rightful recognition of premarital or inherited wealth as reason to depart from the notion of equality to any significant degree.
But accountability works only if the yardstick used to measure performance is reasonably accurate.
Having already won a bumper and a hurdle race, he completed the set by winning on his first handicap start at Catterick over this trip, beating the useful yardstick Calatagan.
After reading the e-mail announcement from the Subaru team, Reichart grabbed a yardstick from his laboratory and ran into the hallway of the physics building.
Robson believes his side must use three of their best home displays as the yardstick to cure their travel sickness.
It won't be easy, and it won't be quick, but at least they have a pretty good yardstick to measure things by--Mexico is growing, now, steadily.
Although hard financial numbers may not be available to quantify the return on investment of Presentation College's modernization effort, Rissmann will apply her own yardstick at the end of the next school year.