point of reference

noun phrase

Definition of point of reference

: something that is used to judge or understand something else The professor used the study as a point of reference for evaluating and discussing other theories.

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“Point of reference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20of%20reference. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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