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Touchstone

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Noun

1. criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

Example Sentences:
'the schools comply with federal standards'
'they set the measure for all subsequent work'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Touchstone

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noun
1. 
a criterion or standard by which judgment is made
2. 
a hard dark siliceous stone, such as basalt or jasper, that is used to test the quality of gold and silver from the colour of the streak they produce on it

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Touchstone

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noun
1. 
a type of black stone formerly used to test the purity of gold or silver by the streak left on it when it was rubbed with the metal
2. 
any test of genuineness or value

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Touchstone

see synonyms of touchstone
n.
1. A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
2. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others: "the qualities of courage and vision that are the touchstones of leadership" (Henry A. Kissinger).

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