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Point of reference   /pɔɪnt əv rˈɛfərəns/   Listen
Point of reference

An indicator that orients you generally.  Synonyms: reference, reference point.

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"Point of reference" Quotes from Famous Books

... indirect comparison by aid of a mental yardstick, we spoke in terms of "relations". When you have before your mind the relation of A to M, and also the relation of B to M, you may be able to see, or infer, a relation between A and B. M is the common point of reference to which A and B are related. Binet stands in a certain relation to "French writers", who furnish the point of reference; that is, he is one of them. Clear writing stands in a certain relation to French writers, being one of their qualities; from which combination of relations we perceive ...
— Psychology - A Study Of Mental Life • Robert S. Woodworth

Words linked to "Point of reference" :   landmark, lubber's point, buoy, mark, target, bench mark, lubber's mark, lubber line, lubber's line, indicator, reference point, benchmark, white line

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