Definition of "yardsticks" []

  • A measure or standard used for comparison (noun)
  • A graduated stick, one yard long, used for measurement (noun)
  • Plural form of yardstick. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yardsticks" in a sentence
  • "A fixation on meeting quarterly earnings estimates and other short-term yardsticks would give way to longer-term thinking as a more expansive business agenda is recognized and rewarded by investors."
  • "The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index beat other big-name yardsticks and posted its biggest gain in four years, up 9.8%."
  • "He was unique in proposing a programme for more frequent reviews that would draw world attention to progress or the lack of it by the nuclear powers and "yardsticks" by which nations could measure non-proliferation and arms control pacts."