yardstick

yardstick(
yard
-
stihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (measuring stick)
a. la regla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My parents always used a yardstick to measure us against this doorframe when we were kids.Mis padres solían utilizar una regla para medirnos contra el marco de la puerta cuando éramos niños.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(model)
a. el criterio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This model has become a yardstick for all others in the industry.Este modelo se ha convertido en el criterio para todos los demás en la industria.
b. el patrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That country's economic situation is the yardstick by which we compare our economic progress.La situación económica de ese país es el patrón con el cual comparamos nuestro progreso económico.
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yardstick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (standard)
a. el patrón (de medida)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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yardstick [ˈjɑːdstɪk]
noun
patrón (m); criterio (m); medida (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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