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|English term or phrase: yardstick|
|The book I am translating has the following example:|
They have forgotten that X, not Y, are the unchanging standard by which one measures every doctrine, just as a 36-inch yardstick is the unchanging standard for measuring a yard. One does not suddenly decide that the new standard for measuring a yard is a 35-inch stick. Likewise, the Church cannot suddenly decide that Y is the new yardstick of the Faith.
Seeing that this example needs to be in metric measurement in the translation, I don't know what term I could use to keep the same image in Spanish.
I found the word "metro," but different dictionaries translated this as tape measure. It doesn't seem this would fit here.
Maybe there is a different comparison of measurements I could use... Any help or suggestions???
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vara de medir / baremo / criterio de medición / modelo de comparación
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s. vara de medir, canon, yarda de medir
English Spanish dictionary by Jaime Aguirre
vara de medir, baremo; base, referencia, punto de partida, criterio, norma, medida - medida o norma empleada para hacer comparaciones
Tony's English Spanish LIS Dictionary
yardstick (n.) = criterio, norma
Ex: The legitimate yardstick against which to evaluate 'Beatlemusik' is not, pace Paul Johnson, Beethoven's last quartets, but other contemporary popular music.
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