superficial measure

face measure

1. The measurement of the area of a board; surface measure, superficial measure. 2. The face width.
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Efforts to improve life for people in the developing world must therefore look beyond the superficial measure of free, fair and competitive elections to consider how to help democratic governments work better for their citizens after the heat of the campaign.
Since children lack the self-awareness to remind themselves that accent is a superficial measure of character, parents should be more direct in teaching their kids about accents.
KHOKHAR: This is only a superficial measure; maybe they will again reduce it by another one percent in view of 'relief to the people' but inflation is still at double digit and shows no sign of going down.
Because of the way official statistical agencies portray economic growth, we are all living in a fool's paradise - mistaking narrow, superficial measures of wealth for the real thing.
Because of the way official statistical agencies portray economic growth we are all living in a fool's paradise - mistaking narrow, superficial measures of wealth for the real thing.
Every now and then, as in the case of Arooj Shahzad, some superficial measures are undertaken, FIRs registered and suspects arrested all this stops when the increasingly short-lived outcry (there will be new killings to mourn the next week and even the next day) dies down and everything proceeds as usual.
Public representatives and officers should ensure their role for real relief to common men, he said added that we are seeking for durable solutions and do not believe in fabricated and superficial measures.
The Martial Laws of March 1969 and July 1977 also failed to target corruption as a menace and only carried out superficial measures. General Zia's martial law was PPP-specific as it aimed to eliminate Bhutto politically and physically; prolong Zia's rule and was not interested in eradicating corruption or carrying out across the board accountability.
We know that "accountability" systems to date have not been aligned to education but to superficial measures of arbitrary outcomes.
That said, the AKP government should be aware that these superficial measures would not be helpful in increasing domestic savings since it also decided to announce a public saving campaign.
Talking to the JI central office bearers at Mansoora on Thursday, he said it was unfortunate that the government was trying to satisfy the general public simply through superficial measures.

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