A standard, used for comparison. also called benchmark.

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You should try and use another company as the yardstick and measure your self up against what they have done.

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Use the yardstick to mark out every three feet of the football field so we can lay the chalk properly on the field.

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They used a yardstick to determine the value of the home of the home for sale based on recent comparable in the neighborhood. These were homes that recently sold.

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