how to pronounce yardstick


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yardstick is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of yardstick in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… almost like a celestial yardstick the …”

meanings of yardstick


  1. A measuring rod thirty-six inches (one yard) long.
  2. A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.

yardstick frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word yardstick occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics yardstick can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that yardstick can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to yardstick


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