Criteria vs. Yardstick

Criteria vs. Yardstick — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Criteria and Yardstick

Criterianoun

A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.

Yardsticknoun

A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.

Criterianoun

plural of criterion

Yardsticknoun

A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.

Criterianoun

A single criterion.

Yardsticknoun

A measuring rod thirty-six inches (one yard) long.

Yardsticknoun

(figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.

Yardsticknoun

a measure or standard used for comparison;

on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?

Yardsticknoun

a ruler or tape that is three feet long