A rule three feet long
thirty-six-inch ruler, measuring stick, molding rule, yard, yard measure; see also ruler 2.
A unit for comparison
criterion, basis for judgment, criterion, standard, gauge, norm, rule, model, pattern, test, arbitrary device; see also measure 2. See syn. study at standard.
"yardstick." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 23 October 2018. <https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/yardstick>.
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A means by which individuals are compared and judged:
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