reference point

noun

Definition of reference point

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

Word by Word Definitions

referenceplay
  1. :  the act of referring or consulting

    :  a bearing on a matter :  relation

    :  something that refers: such as

  1. :  used or usable for reference

    :  constituting a standard for measuring or constructing

  1. :  to supply with references

    :  to cite in or as a reference

    :  to put in a form (such as a table) adapted to easy reference

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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