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MEASURING STICK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does measuring stick mean? 

MEASURING STICK (noun)
  The noun MEASURING STICK has 1 sense:

1. measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

  Familiarity information: MEASURING STICK used as a noun is very rare.


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MEASURING STICK (noun)


Sense 1measuring stick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

measuring rod; measuring stick; measure

Hypernyms ("measuring stick" is a kind of...):

measuring device; measuring instrument; measuring system (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "measuring stick"):

board rule (a measure used in computing board feet)

rule; ruler (measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths)

size stick (a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot)


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